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    Now with tartar control.. TheAnalogKid's Avatar
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    Books on building a bike?

    I thought about buying a frame and then constructing a road bike from that, getting parts one by one and doing sort of a "work in progress" thing with it. This would also be a great opportunity to learn the true mechanics of a road bike as well as enjoying riding it even more by knowing I built it.

    What are some good books/pamphlets/literature out there for this?

    Any informal classes offered by bike shops in CO?

    Thanks in advance.

    The'Kid

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    My bike's better than me! neil0502's Avatar
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    Sounds like this book would be pretty on point for you....

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    Senior Member BillK's Avatar
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    While reading a book (or books) will help, there's nothing like hands-on experience and the ability to ask questions. Recommend you sign up for one of the 4 (or 5) day Park Tool Classes offered by various (and hopefully local) bike shops.

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