Download e-book for iPad: Fix your bike: repairs and maintenance for happy cycling by Jackie Strachan, Jane Moseley

By Jackie Strachan, Jane Moseley

Everyone's biking nowdays. urban streets are thronged with cyclists at the newest cool motorcycles, and a growing number of folks are biking for enjoyable on the weekends. you could like to cruise the streets and lanes with the wind on your hair, yet may you have the capacity to repair your motorbike if it allow you to down? repair Your motorbike is a brilliantly ordinary, trendy and no-fuss method of getting you prepared and again in your motorcycle very quickly. it is a visually beautiful, uncomplicated and hands-on advisor to DIY motorcycle upkeep and protection that does precisely what it says at the tin. by way of instructing you the fundamentals in simple phrases and simple, step by step directions you could easily simply get on with using your motorcycle with no encouraging from now on bumps within the highway. quick, effortless and expert, repair Your motorcycle is filled with shortcuts, tips and strategies that each one cyclists may still be aware of to aid them come again (and stay) at the highway. shrewdpermanent and wonderfully illustrated, this e-book will reduction and inspire you in all components of motorcycle upkeep - from puncture fix to equipment care, brake-tightening to chain-fixing - this incredible roadside significant other can help you carry out the easiest on your motorcycle.

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Having tyres inflated to the correct pressure also helps them to fend off punctures. You can also fit puncture-resistant tyres. Good to know Fixing a puncture comes with practice, so finding a self-help bike maintenance group can help a lot. Quick fix You might be able to fix a puncture without removing the wheel if you know where the puncture is. Deflate the inner tube and, using your tyre levers, unhook a section of the tyre on either side of the puncture, gently pull out the affected part of the inner tube and fix the puncture.

If you have a trailer, you must also have a rear light and triangular reflector with an ECE mark III or IIIA on that. Flashing lights If your front or rear light is only capable of emitting a flashing light, it must be a minimum of 4 candelas. BELLS AND WHISTLES In the UK, bikes at the point of sale have to be fitted with a bell, but once out of the store, there is no law dictating that it needs to be fitted or used on the road. The law aside, a bell is useful for making your presence known to pedestrians (less so to other road users) and especially around blind corners.

Mudguards on front and back wheels will stop the worst of the spattering from the road. For purists who don’t like to spoil the line of their bike but don’t want a wet backside, try an emergency mudguard – it slots onto the rails under the saddle and can be folded away beneath it when not required. Chain-guards protect clothes from snagging and an oily print of a cog appearing on your best trousers or leg – they can be partial or full. Or you can fit a dress guard to the back wheel – it doesn’t just protect floaty summer dresses, but stops any trailing coats or luggage carried on a rack from snagging and catching in the wheel.

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