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Bike Mechanic

Dubash, Rohan; Andrews, Guy

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ISBN 10: 1408189895 / ISBN 13: 9781408189894
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Series: Rouleur. Num Pages: 272 pages, beautiful photography throughout. BIC Classification: WSQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 249 x 28. Weight in Grams: 1236. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781408189894

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Title: Bike Mechanic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Bike Mechanic is a behind the scenes documentary on how far professional road bike mechanics have to go to keep their riders fast, and more importantly, safe. Being a mechanic is a hard and thankless job, far away from the glamour of the podium, but these essential members of the team are always the first up in the morning and the last to go to bed at night - the roadies of the bicycle world. The authors have followed several key professional teams over the past few years and have amassed a collection of wonderful images and experiences of life on the road. Also included is a section of tricks of the trade on bike building and set-up, complete with interviews, techniques and secrets from professional mechanics, plus: * what to expect during a day at a professional race like the Tour de France or Giro d'Italia * what goes on inside a pro-team's garage * what tools and spares the best mechanics use * how to set-up a professional workshop.

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Bike Mechanic takes a look inside the daily life of the unsung heroes of the peloton, the bike techs who keep the stars riding smoothly and safely on the sport's steepest climbs, the most technical time trials, and the hairpin descents navigated at breakneck speeds. With behind-the-scenes access, the world's best bicycle mechanics tell stories of harrowing days at the Tour de France and the unconventional speed tuning requests from the top riders in the sport.
 
Crisp photography makes Bike Mechanic a tool-lover's dream, with drool-worthy images of the machinery and equipment that fascinate bike fans. The captivating text also reveals tricks of the trade and secret techniques used by the sport's most experienced technicians.

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