"I love the seat-of-the-pants, low-budget guidance offered in The Chainbreaker Bike Book, a new do-it-yourself bike maintenance guide that keeps things simple, straightforward, and, most importantly, real." –Utne Reader
"This bike repair manual doesn’t just show how to fix things; it provides a lot of encouragement and inspiration as well. Shelley gives several pep talks to women throughout the book, cheering us on to 'stand up and be heard…get to know the tools and language…ask questions and look for guidance, but look to your own sense of logic as well.' That’s good advice, not just for bike repair, but for everything we do in life." –Feminist Review
An updated and expanded edition of our hand-illustrated and accessible introduction to the world of bike repair! Through working at both Plan-B Bike Project and French Quarter Bicycles in New Orleans, our co-authors have gathered a wealth of experience to share with would-be bicycle mechanics. This is the best bicycle repair manual that we have, and the one that many of us here at Microcosm use to fix our own bikes. It's incredibly useful for fixing older bikes, and the illustrated instructions help you suss out how to fix a wide variety of issues whatever kind of bike you have, whether it's a beater or a vintage classic.
SUBJECT: Bikes / DIY / Feminism / Microcosm Published / New Orleans / Sports / Sustainability / Transportation / Zine Collection
PUBLICATION: Apr 9, 2019
FORMAT: 224 pages, 7x8.5", paperback
CARTON QTY: 36
ART: B&W illustrations
Shelley Lynn Jackson is a bike mechanic and the author of the zines Chainbreaker and New Orleans, My Love.
Ethan Clark is a former employee of Plan B bike collective in New Orleans. Ethan is the author of Leaning with Intent to Fall and currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.