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    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekJapan View Post
    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!

    John
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Peek the Geek View Post
    I prefer books, myself. "Zinn and the Art of _____ Bike Maintenance" are my personal favorites.
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