Believe it or not, a couple of us here on Cycling Plus are truly terrible at fixing bikes. For instance, editor Rob recently crushed the carbon steerer tube on a very expensive bike after forgetting to insert a shim. Whatever that is. If only he could have a competent mechanic with him at all times…
Well now Rob – and you – can thanks to our colleagues on BikeRadar and the team at makers of marvellous manuals Haynes. They’ve teamed up to create the Road Bike Manual app – available for both Android and iOS ,£2.99 / $2.99 – which features step-by-step practical tutorials about every aspect of road bike repair from hubs to headsets, and everything in between.
It includes dozens of videos, hundreds of images and more than 40,000 words detailing every workshop task you can think of, and more content will be added every month.
In addition to all that, the Get Me Home section covers emergency inner tube and tyre fixes using common objects you can find on the ground. You’ll also learn how to get home with a broken handle bar, or even a damaged chain or wheel.
From BikeRadar, the authority on all things bike, and Haynes, the most trusted name in manuals, The Road Bike Manual is the most thorough and comprehensive service and repair manual for your road bike.