Get a Bike! Today, there are more bikes to choose from than ever before, and the choice is yours. With the help of this guide, you’ll make easy work of it.
Clearly illustrated and concisely written, Buying a Bicycle explains the differences to watch out for and how to make sure you get the bike that best suits your needs. Separate sections on selecting the right bike and other equipment, determining the correct size, getting comfortable on the bike, buying second-hand bikes, using the gears, safe cycling techniques, routine maintenance, and basic repairs.
Warning and Disclaimer:
Cycling is associated with a certain level of risk. Although it’s the author’s intent to show the reader how to choose and handle the bike safely, no claim is made that this is a comprehensive manual for bicycle safety. In general, no amount of advice in itself can be as effective as thoughtful operation of the bike by the rider.
Although we recommend wearing a helmet when cycling, no protective gear can protect the rider against all risks, and it should in general be seen as the rider’s responsibility to use caution.
In case of uncertainty about the mechanical operation of the bike, and in case this guide does not provide an adequate answer consulting a bike shop is recommended, preferably the one where the bike was purchased.
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10. Safe Cycling
12. Basic Repairs
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