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Old 04-24-07, 04:17 PM   #1
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Bike Mechanic Books

Can anyone recommend a good bike mechanic book??

More interested in Mountain Bikes

One that deals with suspension would be great,


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Old 04-24-07, 05:07 PM   #2
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My perennial recommendation for an introductory but thorough book...

Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bike Maintenance and Repair ... well-illustrated, fairly thorough, aimed at beginners, explains HOW everything works, not just how to fix it. My copy has greasy thumbprints on nearly every page, which should give you a good idea of how useful it is. Only $13
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My perennial recommendation for an introductory but thorough book...

Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bike Maintenance and Repair ... well-illustrated, fairly thorough, aimed at beginners, explains HOW everything works, not just how to fix it. My copy has greasy thumbprints on nearly every page, which should give you a good idea of how useful it is. Only $13
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I bought this book a few weeks ago and borrowed Zinn & The Art of Bike Maintenance at the same time. (There's a Zinn book for mountain bikes and a different one for road bikes) After going through both books, I'd recommend the later. And there's also the Park Tool website which can fill in any gaps.
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The Bicycling Magazine book is now in the 5th edition, for $19.95, and I concur with Mox's assessment that it's a very good book for beginners. That said, I also relied heavily on the Zinn books when I was first learning. Having more than one source is ideal, because sometimes an illustration or instruction doesn't really make sense until you see it a couple different ways. Both Zinn and Bicycling manuals have strong points. Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance seems like it would be the one for you, if you get only one.
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Thanks, just ordered the Zinn, see how it works out for me.

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