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Postby Jean » Mon May 26, 2008 3:26 pm

Hi,

I'm thinking of getting a bike maintenance book to refer to when I need it (my home network doesn't extend to the garage, and I don't want grease on my Mac notebook), and I was wondering if anyone had any particular books they could recommend. My first thought was to go with Park's Big Blue Book, but there are plenty of others. The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair: For Road and Mountain Bikes seems a good alternative, but any firsthand recommendations would be welcome.

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Postby familyguy » Mon May 26, 2008 4:39 pm

Zinn and the ARt of Road Bike Maintanance or Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, if they're your thing.

Good for the novice and mechanic who reckons he knows what he's doing alike.

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon May 26, 2008 4:47 pm

I can't give any first hand recommendations (I use the internet and my printer) but apparently "Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance" by Leonard Zinn is supposed to be good.

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Postby familyguy » Mon May 26, 2008 9:12 pm

Oh, and sheldonbrown.com and a printer as Graeme suggests...

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Postby Blaze » Mon May 26, 2008 10:25 pm

There was a pdf floating around the net called "Barnett's Bicycle Repair Manual"

don't know how good it is.. I haven't read it.
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Postby Aushiker » Tue May 27, 2008 12:14 am

Kalgrm wrote: "Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance" by Leonard Zinn is supposed to be good.

+ 1 and I also have the Park's Tool book. I tend to use Zinn more.

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Postby Hawkeye » Tue May 27, 2008 1:38 pm

+1 for Zinn. I have the mountain bike one.

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Postby tallywhacker » Tue May 27, 2008 2:07 pm

find what you want here and just print out the required pages before you start
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Postby Jean » Wed May 28, 2008 1:29 pm

tallywhacker wrote:find what you want here and just print out the required pages before you start


Excellent link, thanks. I won't try to think about the copyright implications.
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Postby Aushiker » Wed May 28, 2008 2:10 pm

G'day

There is also Christopher's book (AUBicycles). It is probably linked to from the home page here at Bicycles Network Australia.

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