Cheap Tools Do Cheap Jobs

Bike Mechanic by Rohan Dubash and Guy Andrews

You cannot build a bike from scratch or service it properly without high-quality tools. This excerpt from Bike Mechanic celebrates the tools of the trade and their care.

Why Bike Mechanics Always Sit on the Back Right

Bike Mechanic by Rohan Dubash and Guy Andrews

The rules of the road are left at the start line, and the police wave you on to speeds unheard of in built-up areas. It’s pretty remarkable that there aren’t more accidents. Sometimes it’s a miracle that everyone gets home in one piece — near misses are inevitable.

Wheel Change: A High-Pressure Situation

Bike Mechanic Guy Andrews Rohan Dubash

The wheel change is a pressure situation; practice and a calm approach is essential. It’s the one time that a mechanic can really help his riders during a race. Good changes take a few seconds.

The First Bike Mechanics

Goggles & Dust

There was a time when adjusting a bike needed a lot of tools — even setting up a pair of brakes required hours of patience.