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Old 03-08-08, 06:23 AM   #1
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The Big blue book or Zin and the art of MTB...?

Need a recommendation for a practical bike repair/maintenance book

already have above average knowledge and skill - want to expand my knowledge and skill

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Old 03-08-08, 09:26 AM   #2
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what kind of bikes do you mainly have? I like Zinn's road bike books, but I don't own any MTBs. The Park is also good, but Zinn gives you great instructions. I too have a lot of bike wrenching experience, but I like a good book to learn new fine points, help deal with unusual situations, and remember what I forgot.

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http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Comp...991230&sr=1-35

This one is reasonably priced and pretty complete for most jobs.
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Another suggestion would be the book by Mel Allwood. Mountain Bike Maintenance The Illustrated Manual. She also has one for road bikes. Looked around and this one fit my needs better than the others. Personally didn't like the Zen books.

ISBN 1-55297-734-X

http://www.bookfinder4u.co.uk/book_detail/155297734X
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Zinn has a DVD out now. You may want to look at that also.
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Thank you all.

I own Mountain bike, so i would like a dedicated book for it.
i saw that Mel's book has a very good feedback (http://www.bookfinder4u.co.uk/book_detail/155297734X)

maybe i will try it...
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+1 on the Zinn book here. I learned some stuff from it even though I felt like I knew a lot already.
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