From repairing tires and adjusting derailleurs to assembling a portable repair kit, Emergency Bike Repair ensures you can handle any common breakdown. This app, compatible with the Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, features close-up photos and step-by-step instructions for worry-free cycling.
Emergency Bike Repair lets you hit the road with confidence knowing that you can handle all common—and even some not-so-common—emergency bike repairs. Professional mechanic Daimeon Shanks has been repairing bicycles for years at his high-end repair shop, The Service Course, as the head mechanic for the U.S. national team, and as mechanic for the Garmin Transitions ProTour cycling team. With Emergency Bike Repair, he provides close-up photos and detailed instructions for 35 repairs that won’t require either professional tools or mechanical experience. This handy reference for unexpected breakdowns and maintenance covers these areas:
-Wheels and rim
-Pedals and cleats
-Derailleurs and shifting
-Handlebars and saddle
Shanks includes information on assembling a portable repair kit as well as video demonstrations of frequent multistep repairs, such as fixing a dropped chain and removing the front or rear wheel. Featuring easy repairs for clinchers, tubeless tires, tubular tires, troublesome derailleurs, and handlebar alignments, Emergency Bike Repair gives you everything you need for worry-free cycling. The app puts professional assistance in the palm of your hand so you can safely return to the road if trouble strikes. It is as valuable as a GPS app or a weather tracker to cyclists seeking a hassle-free ride. This app is compatible with Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet.
Daimeon Shanks has two decades of experience in cycling and has worked as a professional mechanic in every discipline of the sport, including mountain, track, road, and cyclocross. His work experience includes stints with the Mavic Neutral Support Program, as the head track mechanic for the U.S. national team, and as the resident mechanic at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He also spent five years as a mechanic with the Garmin Transitions ProTour cycling team working events such as the Grand Tours of Europe, the pinnacle of road cycling.
Shanks graduated from the University of Oregon, where he raced for the university team and later became director and president of the cycling program. He is currently the co-owner of The Service Course, a high-end bike repair shop in Boulder, Colorado.