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Ethan Clark and Shelley Lynn Jackson

  • Publisher: Microcosm
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 256
  • Released: Nov 21, 2007
  • ISBN-13: 9780977055739


A bicycle repair manual that is hand illustrated and conversationally toned - with an understanding that we don't all come out of the womb with an innate understanding of mechanics and bicycles. Meant to be a friendly gateway into the world of fixing your not-so-brand-new commuter bike, from Ethan and Shelley of the Plan B Bike Project and French Quarter Bicycles in New Orleans. This book also reprints the original four issues of Chainbreaker zine, whose masters were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina flooding. A great book for introduction or just someone who wants to geek out about bikes.

"Shelley and Ethan obviously put a great deal of time and energy into not only riding and thinking about bicycles, but also examining their relationship to them. With warmth, charm, and knowledge to spare, Chainbreaker gives the joy of bicycle maintenance back to who it belongs: The People. I got down and dirty with my bike and this eminently accessible and well-compiled volume moments after bringing it home, and I'm sure to dog-ear many copies of this book in my travels. One of the most inspiring, dedicated projects in the world of independent publishing." [Golnar Nikpour,

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