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Overall rating:

Score 8


  • As title suggests, this is a good guide for beginners
  • Fun writing style


  • Jovial style may irritate some


Bike Repair and Maintenance for Dummies, Dennis Bailey


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As the name suggests, this book assumes no previous knowledge whatsoever and is more suitable as a beginner’s guide to work through from the start, rather than hitting a particular chapter for a quick guide to a certain issue.

It’s very easy to read and digestible and total beginners will benefit from a good read through for ‘instant expert’ status.

The Americanised writing style and cheeky subheads will amuse some but irritate others.


A valuable read for total newcomers but it's too general to give detailed information, particularly on some of the newer bike standards.