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Bicycling : A Reintroduction : A Visual Guide to Choosing, Repairing, Maintaining & Operating a Bicycle - Karen Ruth

Bicycling : A Reintroduction

A Visual Guide to Choosing, Repairing, Maintaining & Operating a Bicycle


Published: 15th May 2011
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Interest in bicycling is growing rapidly, with worldwide industry sales up 10 to 25% per year over the past decade.

There are currently 450 million bicycles owned in the US, with over 60 million adult riders.

Interest in commuting (gas prices), health and fitness (boomers retiring), and environmental concerns (zero emissions) are converging to make bicycling a subject area of continued high growth.

This book is designed as an introduction to bicycling, and features current information along with professional quality step-by-step and identification photos.

About the Author

Karen Ruth is a massage therapist, writer, and cyclist in Minneapolis. She has cycle toured (self-supported) across the US, in Canada, France, and Ireland. She rides a Terry Symmetry for fun and a Motobecane mixte (free for the trash) for commuting and errand running.


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Right sided cyclists only


from Adelaide

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written


  • American Road Rules
  • Disappointing
  • Not What I Expected

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Comments about Bicycling:

This is a general book which is nicely presented, but is designed in USA for people in that country, so road rules are different and they ride/drive on the other side of the road.
This doesn't matter in a book largely about bike maintenance, but does in this book, which is about encouraging people who don't cycle, to do so.

Comment on this review

"There's a new book I want you to know about: Bicycling: A Reintroduction (Quayside) by Karen Ruth. I just saw a copy of this beautifully designed and easy-to-use book. It's made for people like us: baby boomers who want to rediscover the joys of biking. According to the author, about 60 million adults ride bikes, and interest in biking is growing rapidly worldwide, with sales up 10 percent to 25 percent over the past 10 years. The book covers everything from why you should ride, to selecting a bike, to repairing it. I highly recommend it."

"You haven't ridden a bike since you were twelve. Now you want to rediscover the freedom of that two-wheeler. This book is an introduction for you-for adults who haven't ridden in years or aren't riding as much as they want to. Sure, you never forget how to ride a bike, but if you haven't been in a bike shop in years, you will be overwhelmed by all the choices and all the sparkly new machines. How do all the brake designs compare? What sort of frame style is best for your intended riding? This book answers those questions. Also covered are some very basic bike repairs that every rider should master, along with numerous riding tips."

ISBN: 9781589236042
ISBN-10: 1589236041
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15th May 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.558