How to Build a Bike

A Simple Guide to Making Your Own Ride

How to Build a Bike
$23.99 / £14.99
Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238985
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Description

All the inspiration and information you need to build your own unique single speed bicycle! Get to know your bottom bracket from your brake lever, and your stem from your chain stays, and learn how fun, creative and satisfying making your own bike can be. This simple, straightforward and fun DIY manual will take you from complete bike building beginner to confident bike builder in a series of fully-illustrated instructions. With a few simple tools and a bit of inspiration, anyone can build a bicycle that will bring many years of happy riding. This book will teach you the right skills, how to choose the right components, use tools confidently and ace the technical bits to end up with a unique and totally bespoke single-speed bike. Learn how to dismantle a vintage bike for its frame and parts, measure it all for a perfect fit, assemble it with new parts into a safe and stylish new bike, and finally pop on a bell or basket. This is your complete guide to building your own ride.

The author

Jenni Gwiazdowski founded the London Bike Kitchen in 2012 – an education space that encourages people to fix and build their own bikes. You can drop in (there are mechanics on hand to answer questions), or book into classes and workshops. Jenni hails from San Diego and went to university at UC Berkeley before travelling around Europe and settling in London.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238985
Size: 7.087 in x 8.071 in / 180 mm x 205 mm
Published:

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