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Old 05-18-16, 06:12 PM
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Bike repair ebooks or apps

I've misplaced my Chris Sidwells bike repair book and I have over $25 in credit on the Google Play store, so I thought I'd pick up a bike repair ebook. Then I noticed there are also bike repair apps (they look like semi-interactive books). I can't decide on which one(s) to get, though.

I'm sure this kind of question has been asked before, but searching the forums for 'app' or 'ebook' gets many, many pages of hits that look nearly like the same results I get when I click on 'new posts'.

Anyway, what bike repair ebooks or apps do you folks like? Note that there are some very good books that aren't available in the Google Play store, but let's see your answers, regardless.

Meanwhile, I'm familiar with Sheldon Brown's site and the Park Tools site, but I've got that Google Play credit burning a hole in my pocket...
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Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bike Repair is my go-to but they also have essentially the same info on their website: Repair Help Articles | Park Tool
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Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bike Repair is my go-to but they also have essentially the same info on their website: Repair Help Articles | Park Tool
Thanks! I looked for that one, and Zinn's book, but neither of them are on Google Play. I should check out my local used book store, but I doubt they'll accept Google Play credit.
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Thanks! I looked for that one, and Zinn's book, but neither of them are on Google Play. I should check out my local used book store, but I doubt they'll accept Google Play credit.
Just print what you need/want from the Park site, it's right there for the asking. You don't have to mess around with google play.
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The Park site is great, but the Google Play credit expires after a year, and I'm not sure what else I'd want. I've got all the apps I want. I've got a stack of books I haven't read. I don't really want to buy any music or movies. I could actually use a good bike repair ebook. Or Park's site... :-)
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I just use youtube. Anything you want to do to a bike has a video about how to do it on youtube.
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I have a physical copy of this: https://play.google.com/store/books/...xYx0XooC&hl=en
It's not Barnetts or Parks but it will get you back on the road.
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Originally Posted by Canker View Post
I just use youtube. Anything you want to do to a bike has a video about how to do it on youtube.
...and many are incomplete or even inaccurate/wrong. Videos are fine as a supplement but written instructions from a reliable site like sheldonbrown.com or parktool.com are more accurate and more easily allow looking up related issues.
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I have a physical copy of this: https://play.google.com/store/books/...xYx0XooC&hl=en
It's not Barnetts or Parks but it will get you back on the road.
Thanks! I own that, but I've misplaced it. I haven't heard of Barnetts. I'll have to look that up.
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Barnett's: Barnett's Manual DX (10th Edition)
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Thanks for that link. I found this: Amazon.com: Barnetts bicycle
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