The Custom Road Bike
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Guy Andrews is Editor of Rouleur magazine. He has been an editor and writer on cycling for the last fifteen years.
CHAPTER ONE - BIKES Introduction The Road Bike / The Time Trial Bike / The Track Bike / The Cyclo-Cross Bike CHAPTER TWO - FRAME DETAILS Frame Materials, Geometry and Design / Dropouts, Frame Components and Lugs Feature: Richard Sachs Cycles CHAPTER THREE - STEERING Forks / Headsets and Aheadsets Feature: Chris King Components CHAPTER FOUR - WHEELS Introduction / Track Hubs / Road Hubs / Tyres and Tubulars / Rims and Spokes / Wheelsets / Quick Release Skewers Feature: Bob Parlee CHAPTER FIVE - SADDLES Feature: Brooks Saddles Seatposts Feature: Ben Serotta CHAPTER SIX - CONTROLS AND CONTACT POINTS Handlebars, Handlebar Stems and Handlebar Tape / Brake Levers and Gear Shifters / Road Brakes / Cantilever Brakes / Cable Systems Feature: Independent Fabrication CHAPTER SEVEN - THE GEARS Bottom Brackets and Bearings / Cranks / Derailleurs: Front and Rear Gear Mechanisms Feature: Ernesto Colnago CHAPTER EIGHT - THE DRIVE Pedals / Cassettes / Chains Feature: Dario Pegoretti CHAPTER NINE - FINISHING KITS AND BUILDING Extras