Bicycle: A Library Journal Review

Bicycle! A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto, 2nd Edition

Library Journal
May 2013

Tracy’s second edition boasts five years’ worth of additional hands-on experience since his first, gained during his bicycling pursuits around the globe. He writes in a humorous, unintimidating tone, e.g., saying of bike frame creaks, “they exist to mock us.” Maintenance, repair, and selecting the right type of bike are all covered, and, from headsets to wheels and brakes to drive trains, the mechanics are discussed. Additional helpful chapters include “Winter Riding,” “Boxing Bikes,” and “Scavenging, Rust, and Security.” From seasoned bike builders to novice bike riders, everyone will find something of value in this manifesto. VERDICT A smart buy for any library serving a bike culture.

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