The Chainbreaker Bike Book

The Chainbreaker Bike Book : A Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance

By (author) Ethan Clark , By (author) Shelly Lynn Jackson


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A hand-illustrated and accessible introduction to the world of bike repair! Through working at both Plan B Bike Project and French Quarter Bicycles in New Orleans, our co-authors have gathered a wealth of experience to share with would-be mechanics. The first half of this book is a complete repair manual to get you started on choosing, fixing, and riding your bike. The second half reprints all four issues of Chainbreaker zine, whose originals were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 178 x 214 x 14mm | 399.16g
  • 01 Feb 2008
  • Microcosm Publishing
  • Bloomington, IN
  • English
  • Second Edition, Second edition
  • 36 b/w illustrations
  • 0977055736
  • 9780977055739
  • 213,878

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Shelly Lynn Jackson is a bike mechanic and the author of the zine "Chainbreaker."Ethan Clark is the author of "Leaning with Intent to Fall." They both live in New Orleans.

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Shelley is enthusiastic about all aspects of bike culture. Her writing is packed with personal stories, advice, and historical information on bikes. A great read for anyone who is into bikes or wants to learn more about todays DIY bike culture. -Sean Stuart, "NEWPAGES," "THOUGHTWORM ZINE"

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