- The greatest retail institution
- by James Moore, president, National Bicycle Dealers Association
Uplifting, great writing about the business. Read and share widely.
- Shop Class as Soulcraft
- by Mathhew B Crawford
- The Cyclist’s Manifesto
- by Robert Hurst
Delightfully realistic (except the bit about sharrows) and enjoyably snarky
- My Cool Bike
- by Chris Haddon and Lyndon McNeil
Very enjoyable read with excellent photos and good small stories about people and their bikes.
- Bicycles & Tricycles: an Elementary Treatise on Their Design and Construction
- by Archibald Sharp
The old testament: excellent introduction to bicycle engineering.
- Barnett’s manual
- The new testament: well thought, detailed service instructions. Almost always right, tedious to read, and the best manual available.
- Wheel Truing and Repair
How to fix a wheel. Learn this. Ban spot-truing. Even and correct spoke tension makes the biggest difference to wheel durability.
When building a bicycle wheel there is nothing more important than even spoke tension. A finished wheel with even tension substantially increases longevity and decreases maintenance in a wheel’s life, as opposed to a wheel that is true with substantial tension variance. — The Wheel Department
- Wheel Tension Balance
- Park Tool
- Bicycle Wheel Spoke Patterns and Spoke Fatigue [pdf]
- by Henri P Gavin
- How to Fit a Bicycle
- by Peter Jon White
Clear, no-nonsense advise on fitting.
- Thinking About Your Ride
- by Calvin Jones
- Are You Really Ready for the BSE Exam?
- What I use to interview potential hires.
- BSE Level 2 Exam Outline
- Bicycle Quarterly
- Always enjoyable, often definitive. (contributors)
- Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy
- by Frédéric Delavier and Michael Gundill
Simply the best work I have read on abdominal muscles.
- The Man Who Loved Bicycles
- by Daniel Behrman
- 10 Bullets
- by Tom Sachs
- Leading Out Retail
- by Donny Perry
- Reinventing the Wheel
- by Chris Zane
- Just Ride
- by Grant Petersen
The manual for the unracer: convincing reason to stop fussing, just ride — and enjoy.
- Need for the Bike
- by Paul Fournel
Delightful, masterful writing on the joys of riding.
- Biking Through the ‘Hoods: Exploring Fifty American Cities by Bicycle
- by Paul Pinsky
- Walking the Beach to Bellingham
- by Harvey Manning
- A Certain Bicyclist
- by Paul Niquette
- Upgrading Older Road Bicycles
- by Sheldon Brown
- Mechanics, Linear Algebra and the Bicycle
- A Look at the Bicycle Industry’s Vital Statistics
- 2012 – National Bicycle Dealers Association
- Words to not use