Make your own repairs and maintain your bike like a pro
Want to be your own grease monkey? This plain-English guide gives you expert tips for keeping your bicycle in great condition and handling most repairs by yourself. You'll also see how to extend the life of your bike, increase your riding comfort, and improve safety through routine maintenance. No matter the make or size of bicycle, this hands-on resource has all the tips you need!
Get to know your bike — understand its parts and how they work together
Set up your repair area — assess your space and stock up on the tools of the trade
Handle common bike repairs — from tires to wheels, from brakes to the chain, get your hands dirty with routine repair procedures
Go beyond the basics — tackle advanced repairs involving the frame and suspension, pedals, and shifting and steering systems
Keep your bike wheeling along — perform preventive maintenance and annual tune-ups to keep your bike in good working order
Guarantee a great ride — from adjusting the handlebars to checking tire pressure, know the steps to take before you ride