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Bike Maintenance books

Postby TREKKER_MIKE » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:16 am

Hi All,

Does anyone have a bike maintenance book that they could recommend.

I don't mind putting the bike in the shop, but it would be good to be able to DIY on my bikes and the kids bikes to keep them in top working order.

A friends father had a really old Bianchi (in purple) and that was like brand new because he was always looking after it with proper maintenance.

I have always liked the"dummies" books, but thought i would ask here.

Or

Does someone recommend a course
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby RonK » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:50 am

The Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair.
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:54 am

"Zinn the art of bike maintenance" is another.

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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby MattyK » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:18 pm

Park Tool website
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby WestcoastPete » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:12 pm

RonK wrote:The Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair.


}SkOrPn--7 wrote:"Zinn the art of bike maintenance" is another.

Ricky


These are the two I was going to say. These and the interwebs, as well as actually doing stuff is how I've learnt.
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby laterstarter » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:35 pm

And there are lot of videos on the net, but I always go to to books like Zinn as well
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby nickj_d » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:29 am

I know you asked for books, but the Bike Repair app (on apple and android) is a great tool. I was recently put onto it and find it great - very simple instructions on a lot repair and maintenance topics. Instructions are straight forward with clear pics. I have Zinns book, but now use the Bike Repair app as it is much simpler with easier to follow instructions - all for $2.99 (it's the only app i've ever paid for!)
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby VRE » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:42 am

I've got "Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance", but I also tend to use the Park Tools maintenance guides online, and refer to videos occasionally. Another great source of maintenance tips is of course these and other fora (e.g. the BNV fora, although it's not exactly "BNV" anymore, they're having an identity crisis, again).
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby clackers » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:30 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:
RonK wrote:The Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair.


}SkOrPn--7 wrote:"Zinn the art of bike maintenance" is another.

Ricky


These are the two I was going to say. These and the interwebs, as well as actually doing stuff is how I've learnt.


Another vote for these. You can sometimes encounter them in bike shops.

Probably best to change your LBS if their copies have a suspiciously large number of greasy fingerprints on them. :smile:
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:36 pm

Youtube
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby bychosis » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:34 pm

I started with Sheldonbrown.com. A wealth of info, once you know all the parts it's not hard to find YouTube clips tht suit what you want.
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby ozdavo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:07 am

toolonglegs wrote:Youtube

This.

On another note, what are these things called "books" you refer to? Are they an early beta of the Internet?


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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:47 am

As well as the Zinn books (I have the mountain bike version) I thoroughly recommend this one...

http://booko.com.au/9781605294872/Compl ... aintenance

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if only for its many pics and clarity of description...and at $25 a bargain
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby TREKKER_MIKE » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:47 am

I still like books and Maps.

I am from the era of PC's, but technology will fail and let you down. A book wont

Books, i can repair something outside, and not have to have my laptop around all the grease and tools

Maps - GPS can send you down one way streets, no right turns etc, or send you on a route that is slower, i like to open the book, use my map reading skills.

You see people at night blinded on the road with the GPS in their face. How can you see the road i ask :)
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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby Rob74 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:21 am

+1 for Park Big Blue Book
+1 Zinn Road
+1 Zinn Mtb

The Preview Chapts look Good
http://www.sutherlandsbicycle.com/7th_Edition.html
Chapt5 - Chains
Chapt11 - Brakes
Chatp12 - Head Sets


Also of interest For
1980's Retro Technical Detail Frank Berto "Upgrading Your Bike" ISBN 087853777513
Other Retro Bikes General Detail Richard Ballantine's 1972 version is the one I have "Richard’s Bicycle Book" (noted there is a newer version Richard's 21st Century Bicycle Book)

Even our friendly super mod is in on the act...Mulga Bill's Bicycle

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Re: Bike Maintenance books

Postby clackers » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:02 am

FWIW, the Park Tools Big Blue Book is $30 from Cycling Express at the moment ...
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