A manual that provides basic instructions on caring for your bicycle, road rules and safety while cycling.
The 5 Basic Principles:
- Maintain your bicycle in good working order
- Be as visible as possible to others
- Learn the skills needed to control your bike
- Cycle in traffic safely and predictably
- Know and obey the rules of the road
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Mainenance
From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this book covers every component of a road bike. It helps new bike owners tackle simple to advanced projects, listing the tools needed, explaining bike components, and demonstrating with detailed illustrations how to work on each part.http://www.amazon.com/Zinn-Art-Mountain-Bike-Maintenance/dp/193138259X
Zinn also makes a verison for Mountain Bike Mainenance…
30 Reasons to Take Up Cycling
From sleeping more deeply to looking younger, you can’t go wrong cycling!
A Quick HIstory of Bicycles
A great history with photos of bicycles evolving over the years.
On the High Wheel Bike:
Because the rider sat so high above the center of gravity, if the front wheel was stopped by a stone or rut in the road, or the sudden emergence of a dog, the entire apparatus rotated forward on its front axle, and the rider, with his legs trapped under the handlebars, was dropped unceremoniously on his head. Thus the term "taking a header" came into being.