Saturday, March 01, 2008

Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual

I bought a used copy of Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual from one of the Amazon sellers. It was a bargain. As I remembered the manual is full of very nice directions and illustrations for working on bicycles. It was written in the 1970s and reflects that time very well. Just check out the socks on the cover.

It contains detailed instructions for overhauling various hubs of the day, including the Komet coaster brake hub I recently posted about.

This girl reminds me of how my sisters dressed in the 1970s. The belt is right on.
This could have been me.

In the category of "strange but true," this mechanic dresses just like they do at Hiawatha Cyclery today -- mechanic's smock and neck tie.


KM said...

Well,except for the days we wear smoking jackets and dickies.

Eclectchick said...

I bet that's how Jane Fonda used to dress to ride a bike, back in her exercise video heyday.

Antonious said...

I just recently got a copy of one, it's an unbelievable resource. If you're into that sort of thing. Overhaul instructions, sequence of assembly, which Bendix hubs have which interchangable parts, what special spline-ish tool that you'll never find anymore, that you need to remove the non-drive side locknut. Like I said, if you're into that sort of thing. Good score.

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