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Bikes, Scooters, Skates and Boards

Bikes, Scooters, Skates And Boards


No high-tech, spandex-covered, gear-head talk here. This book gives the recreational rider - adult or adolescent - all the information necessary to get out and bike, skate, scooter, or skateboard confidently, safely, and enthusiastically. How do you fix a flat? How much do you need to spend on a bike, a scooter, or in-line skates? How much safety gear is necessary? Do you really need to wear those gel-cushioned bike shorts? From how to select the right size to when to fix it yourself and when it's smarter to take it to a repair shop, Bikes, Scooters, Skates & Boards is the guide everybody will turn to when getting ready to roll out those wheels. Dozens of clear and detailed black-and-white line drawings presented in a concealed wir-o binding make this an easy-to-use reference book. Seasoned bike mechanic Neil Bibbins offers practical advice on how to buy the best set of wheels within your budget, from high-powered, top-of-the-line bikes to department-store scooters. He explains the basics of wheel repair - from how to keep things clean and well lubricated to how to successfully dismantle a gear assembly - and includes the top ten tools you really need to own, where to buy them, and how to use them. An in-depth section on bikes, in-line skates, scooters, and skateboards provides tried-and-true maintenance advice and easy-to-follow instructions for fixing the most common problems of each. The emphasis throughout is on fun and safety. Appendices cover where to go for more information in the library and on-line.



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    HPB condition ratings
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    • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
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    • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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  • Format: Hardcover
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • ISBN-13: 9781580174466
  • ISBN: 1580174469
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Edition: SPI
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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