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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bike Sense

A manual that provides basic instructions on caring for your bicycle, road rules and safety while cycling. 

The 5 Basic Principles:

  • Maintain your bicycle in good working order
  • Be as visible as possible to others
  • Learn the skills needed to control your bike
  • Cycle in traffic safely and predictably
  • Know and obey the rules of the road 

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this book covers every component of a road bike. It helps new bike owners tackle simple to advanced projects, listing the tools needed, explaining bike components, and demonstrating with detailed illustrations how to work on each part.

Zinn also makes a verison for Mountain Bike Maintenance…

http://www.amazon.com/Zinn-Art-Mountain-Bike-Maintenance/dp/193138259X

30 Reasons to Take Up Cycling

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/fitness/article/30-reasons-to-take-up-cycling-23965/

From sleeping more deeply to looking younger, you can’t go wrong cycling!

A Quick HIstory of Bicycles

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/fitness/article/30-reasons-to-take-up-cycling-23965/

A great history with photos of bicycles evolving over the years. 

On the High Wheel Bike:

Because the rider sat so high above the center of gravity, if the front wheel was stopped by a stone or rut in the road, or the sudden emergence of a dog, the entire apparatus rotated forward on its front axle, and the rider, with his legs trapped under the handlebars, was dropped unceremoniously on his head. Thus the term "taking a header" came into being.

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