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The Custom Road Bike by Guy Andrews
The Custom Road Bike by Guy Andrews
An excellent account of custom road bikes. Discusses each component in turn with stunning photographs.
For wheels for example you get the pros and cons of different readymade or handbuilt approaches,
numbers of spokes, types of rims, weight etc.
For gear changers as an example he discusses the history of 3 recent types of Shimano changers, starting from SIS.

Well written, readable and interesting.
Does not try to describe how to dismantle or adjust components and
nor does it attempt to tell you how to maintain or repair road bikes.
For maintenance I recommend the book by Leonard Zinn....
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's… Read more
Mishima on Hagakure: The Samurai Ethic and Modern &hellip by Yukio Mishima
A great little book. The best books on Japan and Zen related matters seem to be small!
Very interesting read.
Mavic Schreader-Presta Rim Hole Adapters (10 pack) Mavic
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A grommet or adapter to fit in the larger Schraeder hole is not easily found - my local bike shop had difficulty getting me one.
Hence i bought this pack of 10 from UK Bike Store via Amazon UK This was a packet of 10 plastic adapters. Cylindrical tubes to slip into the wheel rim Schraeder hole BEFORE you fit the inner tube. A Presta threaded stem will then slide through the cylindrical adapter (I hope) and fit neatly in the reduced diameter. Fits from inside and push it outwards (flange sits on inner side of rim). Conical end to slide through the hole in wheel rim. Flange at other end to stop it going right though.
A longitudinal slot lengthways means it can be squeezed to be a… Read more

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