By Dave Glowacz

Filled with sensible information that any grownup cyclist can use immediately, this e-book contains recommendation on every thing from the best way to deal with a sore butt and select add-ons to easy methods to keep away from helmet hair and mount a motorcycle whereas donning a miniskirt. This up to date version includes new and revised information regarding present motorbike forms, locks, and up to date items reminiscent of the strap-on magnet that shall we bikers swap site visitors lighting to eco-friendly. An up to date provider listing and record of bicycling assets, corresponding to websites and advocacy teams, also are integrated. Illustrated with step by step directions on each web page, this publication is mainly invaluable for riders dwelling within the city jungle.

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Private registrie s Several privat e organizations run nationa l bike registries . Fo r contact info , se e "Registries, national " i n Appendi x B. Where to find your serial number PRIVATE REGISTRIES: WHY & WHY NOT Available eve n i f your city or state doesn't hav e a registration program . Lets police in other area s identify yo u as th e owne r of a recovere d bike . Head tube The program s mar k your bike wit h a deca l that a thief ca n cove r o r remove . Not al l polic e kno w about the privat e registries.

4 On a back wheel, pull the derailleur back and hold it. Then pull the wheel out of the frame. Use your hand to free gears from the chain. 5 On a front wheel, remove retamet clips, if present. Then pull the wheel out. To learn how to replace the wheel, see page 18. dies tikes in Mrrifleipolle MN JO URBAN B I K E R S ' TRICK S£ TIP S Preventing flats Tactic Why How it works Little or no cost Why not Must do it every week Tire inflated to maximum air pressure Repels sharp objects On hard bumps, tube won't get pinched Kevlar-belted tires Embedded object can't get thru belt to puncture tube As easy to install as standard tire Higher cost Not 100% effective Wide tire Less pressure directed at any single point As easy to install as standard tire Takes more effort to ride Puncture-proof tire liners Goes between tire and tube to block sharp objects Effective Installation slightly tricky (see below) Thorn -res is tart tubes Thicker and heavier than regular tubes As easy to install as standard tube More expensive Self-sealing tube Contains liquid sealant that automatically plugs holes Effective - More expensive >- Won't prevent blow-outs >• Can clog air valve Airless tires Completely solid, no Inner tube Completely eliminates flats '— Can't make easier to ride by changing inflation >- Tricky to install Switch front arid back tires Back tire wears faster, so it lasts longer when switched No cost It's a hassle Tire liners Where the ends of a tire liner overlap, they sometimes chafe the inner tube and cause a flat.

We are some tips. 1 2 Ask around. Find people who ride like you do. and are happy with the work done on their bikes. Get the name of their bike shop. ) Tell them you want to find a shop where you can regularly have your bikeji^ed. 4 Ask aboul the mechanics. Are they experienced urban bikers? Also ask if you can use the same mechanic every time (just as you'd always have the same person cut your hair) Some shops hire certain mechanics just (or the summer, so you don't know if they'll be around next ye^r.

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