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Old 11-15-07, 01:20 AM   #1
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Recommend a bicycle maintenance book to me

I've just jumped into road riding and mountain biking. I've got a good LBS but I clearly need to learn to do some things for myself.

I've seen probably 3 or 4 books online on Amazon. Which one is best and/or most up to date?

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I was looking at books for a while, but ended up getting everything I need from Sheldon Brown and Park Tool.
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Thanks. I had seen Sheldon Brown but the Park Tool was a new one to me. Looks very good.

The best book may be no book!

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Here is my own personal favorite books on Bike Repair. I own both now-they retail for under 20 US dollars.

http://www.geocities.com/folder_fanatic/Maintenance.html
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I have the Park book. It's useful, but not terribly helpful. The book seems to have been written by an expert. Instructional books are best written by a novice with the help of an expert. The difference is both subtle and dramatic.
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Thanks. I had seen Sheldon Brown but the Park Tool was a new one to me. Looks very good.

The best book may be no book!

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I prefer books, myself. "Zinn and the Art of _____ Bike Maintenance" are my personal favorites. I also supplement with Park Tool's site and book, Bicycling Magazine's book (almost as good as the Zinns), and Sheldon Brown.

I have Barnett's Manual in PDF format on my computer, but I have yet to need it.
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