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  1. The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists
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  2. The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists

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Everything you need to know to purchase, maintain, and ride a bike for recreation, commuting, competition, travel, and beyond! From the bike world's most beloved and trusted advocate.

Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob NYC, is the voice of cyclists everywhere. Through his popular blog he has been informing, entertaining, and critiquing the bike-riding community since 2007. With his latest book, The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual, Weiss makes his vast experience and practical advice available to bike "newbies" and veterans alike. Chapters cover Obtaining a Bike, Understanding Your Bike, Maintaining Your Bike, Operating Your Bike, Off-Road Riding, Coexisting with Drivers, Competitive Cycling, Bike Travel, Cycling with Kids, and What the Future Holds for Bikes in our Communities.
Weiss's humorous, down-to-earth style takes all the mystery and intimidation out of cycling and will inspire even the most hesitant couch potato to get out and ride!

Eben Weiss is the blogger behind Bike Snob NYC. He is the author of Bike Snob, Bike Snob Abroad, and The Enlightened Cyclist. He lives in New York City with his family.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I am a huge fan of Bike Snob, and have read all four of his books and all of his many blog posts. I purchased this book sight unseen, pre-publication, and am not at all sorry that I did. That said, I would warn the potential purchaser that this is not primarily a manual but more of an extended essay by an extremely talented and entertaining writer. I had many questions about the modern cycling world when I restarted cycling after a 30 year pause, and had I read this book then, I would have learned a lot, not so much in terms of details or how-tos, but more in terms of putting things into perspective and providing the big picture. Reading it today, 8 years later, I derived other benefits. Besides being entertained by the quality of the writing, I felt like I was having a conversation with a cycling buddy, someone with whom I agreed about some things, not about others. It is not so much that the conversation gave me new, objective information, but rather that it challenged my... Read more
I sought this book out for its entertainment value, unfortunately in trying to appeal to a broader audience the "bike snob" has left behind a lot of what is humorous in his other writing. Aside from that, it is an OK book best suited for folks with little experience on the roads. There are points that betray a limited scope of riding on the part of the author and give the book a somewhat dated feel.
This book is informative, practical, and very, very funny! Love the multiple references to Midnight Cowboy! The author is clearly disdainful of waste, and doesn't recommend things that you will not really need.
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