+1Richard's New Bicycle Book
ISBN 0 330 31315 0
Had the original Richard's Bicycle Book, first edition. Lent out and lost.
Got another, now second edition.
Got Richard's NEW Bicycle Book to see if better.
Now can't find either.
Great books, all of them. I know RB got a bit of flak for his chapter on dealing with 'wildlife', but his enthusiasm and knowledge turned me from someone who had a bike into a cyclist.
I'm sure I lent one to my grand-daughter when we gave her my wife's bike, but she denies all knowledge. Looks like I'll have to search out another copy.
Incidentally, don't bother with the associated 'Richard's Bicycle Repair Manual'. It's far less detailed than any of the versions of RBB, and although the illustrations are the usual DK high quality, it doesn't tell you much. Disappointing.