Bike Mechanic

Tales from the Road and the Workshop


Bike Mechanic takes a look inside the daily life of the unsung heroes of the peloton, the bike techs who keep the stars riding.

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Bike Mechanic is an all-access pass to cycling’s back stage: the team truck, the service course, and the workshop. Through gritty photographs and striking interviews, Bike Mechanic explores the daily lives of the bicycle technicians who keep the pro peloton rolling, no matter the weather, no matter the hour.

The pro bike mechanics of the UCI World Tour know every secret of the trade, and Bike Mechanic reveals them all—the special tools, the tricks, the roadside repairs at Roubaix and the Tour. The world’s best bike mechanics tell harrowing stories of last-minute fixes and nights spent tuning cutting edge bikes for top performance.

Crisp photography makes this unique book a tool-lover’s dream, with drool-worthy images of the machinery and equipment that fascinate bike fans.

Get inside the action that most never see, while providing tuning tips and time-tested procedures that will make you a better wrench.

See bike maintenance tips and related stories from VeloPress books on the Bikes & Tech page.

Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop
Guy Andrews and Rohan Dubash with photography by Taz Darling
Paperback with flaps. Full-color interior with photographs throughout.
7 3/8″ x 9 5/8″, 272 pp., $24.95, 9781937715182

Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop

Paperback with flaps. Full-color interior with photographs throughout.

Shipping Dimensions: 7.25in x 9.38in x 0.75in 272pp $24.95, Inventory 9781937715182, Shipping 2.00lbs

The Daily Grind
Bike Washing
Team Car
The Truck
Team Garage


Frame and Forks
Bottom Bracket
Contact Points
Cleaning and Lubrication

About the Authors

Preview book.

“Bike Mechanic offers an unusual point of view. It’s a joint venture between VeloPress and Rouleur so as always the publication is of very high quality and many of the photos approach art. With the cycling season coming to an end for many of us, this is an excellent read for dark winter evenings, fun to just browse through, and would be a fine gift for any cyclist, even one with or without a workstand.” —

“Bike Mechanic includes about 150 pages of workshop and tool porn…While it is not strictly a how-to guide, Guy covers the essential tools of bike maintenance. Everything from tire repair to the most beautifully illustrated guide to cutting steerer tubes that I’ve seen are covered in the repair basics.” —

“A mix of clear how-to and entertaining storytelling from the guys who keep the Pro Tour riders rolling.” — Sanjay Gupta for Triathlete magazine

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