Interesting Read for Cyclists: Bike Mechanic

New Book Bike Mechanic Explores Professional Cycling’s Service Course, Tools, and Workshops

Boulder, CO, USA – November, 2014 – Bike Mechanic is an all-access pass to professional cycling’s service course. Through gritty photographs and striking interviews with the professional bike technicians of UCI ProTeams, Bike Mechanic offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the team trucks and the workshops that support cycling’s top riders. Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop will be available in bookstores, bike shops, and online this November. Preview the book atwww.velopress.com/wrench.

Bike Mechanic takes a look inside the season-long melee, exploring the daily lives of the technicians who keep the pro peloton rolling, no matter the weather, no matter the hour. They know every secret of the trade, and Bike Mechanic reveals them all-the specialized tools, the tricks, the roadside repairs at Roubaix and the Tour. Bike Mechanic gets inside the action that most never see, while providing tuning tips and race-proven procedures that will make anyone a better wrench.

Bike Mechanic Tales From The Road And The Workshop
Bike Mechanic Tales From The Road And The Workshop

Crisp photography makes┬áBike Mechanic a tool-lover’s dream, with drool-worthy images of the machinery and equipment that keep bicycles running smoothly. Mechanics reveal their favorite workflow during races like Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de France, open up their toolboxes and workshops, and show off the techniques for bike tuning that they’ve honed during years of practicing the craft.

Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop
Guy Andrews and Rohan Dubash
Photography by Taz Darling
7 1/4″ x 9 3/8″, 272 pp., $24.95, 9781937715182
Paperback with flaps. Full-color interior with photographs throughout.

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, editedroadcyclinguk.com for three years and has written several books about cycling. Rohan Dubash is a technical writer, specialist bike consultant, and writes for Rouleur.

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