Bicycle Repairing

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by Byron on Jun 04, 2013 at 7:57 AM

This bike stand would work with Aero bikes now, addressing ISPs and Seat Masts

This bike stand would work with Aero bikes now, addressing ISPs and Seat Masts

Published in 1896, Bicycle Reparing is a manual that addressed the “obvious need of practical information in regard to approved methods of Bicycle repairing.” The manual includes tips on stands, how to hold a bike, and forging. The wheel is covered of course, as are keeping shop accounts and what to charge.

Yes, have your man servant hold the customer’s bike

Fascinating browsing and now when a welding class and a twitter account is all it takes to become a handbuilt bike builder, suggested reading. Helpful for the zombie apocalypse as well when the power grid goes down; there’s no mention of wait lists for celebrity builders though, that’s a 21st century marketing convention not yet dreamed up.

forging

Shop had forges in them and not just a UPS drop

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