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Chain Reaction: View Pages from The South African Bike Book by Tim Brink

The South African Bike BookThe South African Bike Book by Tim Brink is the only book a cycling enthusiast will ever need.

From the history of the humble bicycle and workshop hints and tips to take proper care of your bike, to skills training and a nutrition guide – this book has it all! It even includes an events guide to make sure you don’t miss any important races.

To give you a taste of what to expect, have a look at two spreads from the book. The first shows different types of road bikes, with labelled images of the bikes in question; while the second spread shows the section dedicated to bike chains, aptly titled “Chain Reaction”.

View the excerpts:




Brink is the editor of Ride magazine, South Africa’s oldest cycling title, and has had an indecent obsession with bicycles since he was 12. In 15 years as a cycling journalist, preceded by stints as a bike mechanic, shop manager, event organiser and all-round bike nerd, he has still to get a real job, and has seen it all.

For what’s not covered here, try him on Twitter - the door is always open.

Tim Brink


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