A Repair and
By Sam Tracy
ISBN: 978-1-933108-01-8 (PB)
11" x 8.5", 232 pages, paperback
At their finest hours bikes exist on a level above mere machines, and there’s no reason why the joy should end when the ride is over.
Bicycle!, written by a working bicycle mechanic, covers everything you need to know to feed and care for your ride. This book cuts through the obtuse techno-speak and delivers maintenance clarity with a touch of humor and radicalism, while categorically denying mechanistry’s supposed dreariness. Bicycle! is about encouraging society to learn for themselves how to make their bikes work, not because they have to, but because they want to.
With detailed descriptions of all maintenance tasks and repair situations, clearly illustrated with photographs and drawings, this guide will serve the need for a serious rider’s manual. Professional bicycle workersmessengers, mechanics, pedi-cab driversas well as bicycle commuters have been waiting for this book.
Sam Tracy began producing the zine Biker Pride in the early 1990s, and the project later broadened just enough to become the urban cyclingfocused Multiplier. He is the author of Roadside Bicycle Repair: A Pocket Manifesto and How to Rock and Roll. Having toiled as a bicycle mechanic and messenger for more than a decade, Tracy is now taking a break from the industry to serve in the Peace Corps.