[CR]interesting book: Bicycle Mechanics

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:05:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]interesting book: Bicycle Mechanics

Since I don't recall this coming up before, and since I was just paging through my copy last night, I thought I'd mention to the list that "Bicycle Mechanics in Workshop and Competition" is worth checking out. I have rarely seen copies for sale, but if anyone has a chance to buy one they should snap it up. This is the only "how to fix your bike" book I've seen that has something to offer the experienced mechanic. For the most part it details how race mechanics clean, maintain, set up and repair racing bikes, and will mostly serve to confirm what many of you already know. However, I doubt there is anyone on the list who wouldn't pick up at least one useful tip from this book. Lots of attention to cleaning techniques, inspection of failure-prone parts, gluing tires, trasferring rider position between bikes... all the pro-team mechanic stuff. Written in the late 80's by Steve Snowling, a hired-gun Euro race mechanic from England.

Tom Dalton

Bethlehem, PA

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