hey just looking for book reccomendations on various bike topics. i am currently looking into becoming a bike mechanic and i really want to tackle everything i could possibly learn about bikes. its something im really passionate about so anything that you have read on any topic that you would consider comprehensive and useful (even if not useful, but at least interesting) would be great. thanks...
i would prefer books that cover the subject in debth as opposed to an overview.
here are some topics i would be interested in...
bicycle repair (park tool vs barnett? which book is better?)
history of frame tubing
materials ie carbon, steel, aluminum, titanium
histories of any specific manufacturer
history of racing
anything else you can think of....