Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Munising, Michigan, USA
Bikes: Gary Fisher Hodgepodge 26er Rigid
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Originally Posted by rickyhmltn
Is there a book you can buy that teaches you how to buy a bike,...
Not that I am aware of, at least not one that is current. I did write a proposal for such a book though:
I wrote the proposal as an example for use in my day-job as a computer-book editor, and chose building as the topic too keep the proposal fun and hopefully make the outline one that anyone could easily follow regardless of their technology background.
It'd be fun to actually write the book that I've outlined. Someday I might have a go at it.
BTW, building is fun. I enjoy it very much. I try to do one new build each season. Often I just buy a frame and move parts over, or rebuild an existing frame using a different set of parts. Either way gets me something different to ride, for a nice change of pace.
Use these forums as a resource. People are usually glad to answer questions.