Bike Mechanic (Paperback)

Tales from the Road and the Workshop

By Rohan Dubash, Guy Andrews, Taz Darling (Photographer)

VeloPress, 9781937715182, 267pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2014

List Price: 24.95*
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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.

About the Author

Guy Andrews is the founder and Editorial Director of "Rouleur "and has been working in the cycling media for twenty years. During that time he has edited "Cycling Today" magazine and worked as technical editor on "Mountain Biker International" magazine. He has also contributed to several top UK titles including "MBUK," "MBR," "Total Bike," "The Bike Mag," edited for three years and has written several books about cycling.

Rohan Dubash is a technical writer, specialist bike consultant, and writes for "Rouleur."