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Fix Your Bike

Repairs and Maintenance for Happy Cycling

Jackie Strachan

Jane Moseley

Illustrated by Claire Rollet

Portico

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ISBN: 9781910232026

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 3 September 2015

Category: Sports

Everyone’s cycling nowdays. City streets are thronged with cyclists on the latest cool bikes, and more and more of us are cycling for fun at the weekends. You may love to cruise the streets and lanes with the wind in your hair, but would you be able to fix your bike if it let you down?

Fix Your Bike is a brilliantly straightforward, stylish and no-fuss approach to getting you geared up and back on your bike in no time. It’s a visually stunning, clear-cut and hands-on guide to DIY bike maintenance and safety that does exactly what it says on the tin. By teaching you the basics in plain terms and straightforward, step-by-step instructions you can simply just get on with riding your bike without encouraging any further bumps in the road. Speedy, easy and proficient, Fix Your Bike is full of shortcuts, tricks and techniques that all cyclists should know to help them get back (and remain) on the road. 

Smart and beautifully illustrated, this book will aid and encourage you in all areas of bike maintenance – from puncture repair to gear care, brake-tightening to chain-fixing – this brilliant roadside companion will help you bring out the best in your bike.

Word count: 15,000

Other forthcoming titles in this series: Fix Your Home and Fix Your Garden.

ABOUT THE Author

Jackie Strachan is a keen and experienced gardener, in both town and country. She currently enjoys growing fruit and vegetables along with flowers and shrubs in her seaside garden.

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ABOUT THE Author

Jane Moseley has a passion for pots and potatoes and for making the most of a small outdoor town space complete with steps and restricted sunlight. Let them plant the seed of a gardening passion and you’ll be reaping the visual and edible rewards within weeks.

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ABOUT THE Illustrator

Born in France, Claire Rollet has lived in the UK most of her life. London is her home now, and she loves cycling around the city taking in its various cultures and landmarks. She works from a studio at the bottom of her garden. In terms of her process, first of all, Claire works out a composition and some ideas for the image using quick sketches to show to the client. She then creates a line drawing in Indian ink, then works on the colour digitally.

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