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    Maintanance & Repair book recommendation

    Here are two older books from 1988 that are well written, easy to understand, and show you how to fix bikes with common tools:

    The Bicycle Repair Book and The Mountain Bike Book

    Both were written by Rob Van der Plas.

    Obviously, these books are 15 years old, so some of the info is a little obsolete, BUT most of it is still right-on and solid, man (retro verbiage intended).

    Seriously, if you see these books around, pick them up. They are meant for the 'Can-do' type person who just doesn't have a lot of bike knowledge yet. These are not books for the expert looking to learn something new.

    Also, see Rob Van der Plas' website: http://www.vanderplas.net/
    Mike

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    Thanks for the recommendation.
    My local 1/2 price books has a bunch of these.
    I scored a Sloan's,and a Lemonds Complete Book of Cycling
    for $9.00 (for both), also the new Serious Cycling by E. Burke
    was $10. but I think that was mispriced, the next day they were
    gone. I'm still waiting for the Brandt complete bicycle wheel
    to show up.

    Marty
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    I highly recommend Zinn's books.

    Pinyo

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