Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop
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.
What the reviewers had to say:
'One of the most beautifully produced books I've ever read. In words, but most of all with arthouse standard photographs and layout a homage to those who build and maintain bikes.'
– The Huffington Post
'An essential guide for any cyclist for whom only the best will do when it comes to their beloved machines.'
'Bike Mechanic is beautifully presented... filled with wonderful photography that really gets behind the scenes of the pro teams and in the mechanic's workshop. If you're looking for a birthday or Christmas present to give to a serious cyclist, this is absolutely perfect...will be a well thumbed reference book in 20 years time.'
'If you think you know everything there is to know about bicycle mechanics (both the process and the individuals), this is the very book for you, as indeed it is also even if you can't tell the difference between a BB30 bottom bracket and a quick-release skewer. For those of us who could spend hours simply staring at a campagnolo peanut butter spanner, it is manna from heaven.'
'An excellent read for dark winter evenings, fun to just browse through, and would be a fine gift for any cyclist, even one with or without a workstand.'
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