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A step-by-step introduction to the manufacturing process of mountain bikes brings readers on a tour of the GT Bicycles factory in California and also provides information on bike purchasing, maintenance, and safety.
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Grade 4-8?Cycling enthusiasts will appreciate this book's close-up full-color photographs as much as its informative content. While Bill Gutman's Mountain Biking (Capstone, 1995) and Dwain Abramowski's Mountain Bikes (Watts, 1990) focus more on history and/or technique, Hautzig traces the origins and birth of the mountain bike, then moves into the factory to discuss materials and crafting processes used in its manufacture. Prose is clear and good definitions of specialized names and technical terms are included, as are examples of the laws of physics and/or chemistry as they apply to the manufacturing process. Each part of the bicycle is labeled and defined in terms of its role in making the product work. The quality of the photography is very high, although the eerie metallic cast to a number of the pictures is a bit unnerving. Pointers for choosing the right size bike are provided, as are some general maintenance and safety guidelines. Attractive and interesting, this title is sure to be popular.?Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
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Gr. 4^-6. Browsers will be intrigued by Hautzig's colorful photographs, which clearly show the process of manufacturing mountain bikes, but they will also enjoy the accompanying text for its easy reading style. Although Hautzig concentrates on describing the materials and machinery used in the production of mountain bikes and the functions of various parts, he also provides a very brief history of bicycles, offers tips for selecting and maintaining them, and reminds readers of basic bicycle safety rules. Suggest this book to students searching for topics for demonstration or informative speeches, because they could easily use it as the basis for entertaining and interesting talks. Chris Sherman
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Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0525675086
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0525675086