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Old 01-05-08, 11:25 AM   #1
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Repair Manual for the New Stuff

I've got southerlands and 40 years of hands on experience for my old school stuff but am completely lost with all the new equipment.
Now that I have a motobecane imortal force understanding the new bottom brackets,interanl binders for seat posts, stems, and wheel tensioning is going to become a 'need to' inso far as understanding the how to.
Anyone have some suggestions on a fairly comprehensive (doesn't have to be all in one book)manual or manuals . I'd rather steer clear of a 1000 page bible for the initial period.
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The Park Tool Website to be sure. They keep up to date on the latest stuff and give you step by step instructions, fair pictures when needed and what tools are needed.

I was out of the business for about 7 years, and I thought I needed retraining to be sure. In less than one summer, I was back up to speed. Other than the tools required for some of these new BB and cranks, you will find that they are easier to work on, and are faster to put on and remove from the bike frame.

I'm in NY state also, and if you're not too far away, I could help you through some of this stuff if needed. Send a PM!

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besides the resources in the other thread, most mfgrs have instructions for all their current stuff on line, usually as PDFs, so you can print it and take it with you to your work area. The big guys (campy, shimano) instructions are really good. Some of the small companies not so much. Speak engrish?
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