Eugene A. Sloane, one of the leading authorities on bicycles and bicycling, has completely revised and expanded his invaluable Bicycle Maintenance Manual, adding all new information on equipment, tools, and the latest in bicycle technology. With more than 250 photographs, many of them detailing step-by-step processes such as installing a chain, mending a flat, and building a wheel, Sloane's New Bicycle Maintenance Manual is a must for cyclists of all levels of experience. The combination of illustrations and Sloane's extrememly accessible instructions makes tasks like adjusting brakes, removing derailleurs, and painting a frame projects you can take on at home. THe dozens of topics covered also include: - tires, tubes and valves - cranks, chainwheels and chains - handlebars and stems - wheel alignment and lacing - touring maintenance - seats, seatposts and more
Eugene A. Sloane is a name very familiar to the bike world. His other books include Sloane's Complete Book of All-Terrain Bicycles, Sloane's Handy Pocket Guide to Bicycle Repair, and the bestselling The Complete Book of Bicycling, which The New York Times called "the best-known modern bike book - the most read, most quoted, most referrred to by cyclists." Sloane lives in Vancouver, Washington, where he rides his bike every day.