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Old 06-13-05, 08:52 AM
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Need a good book

So I had my bike tuned up this spring and I am running into shifting problems again. It seems that I should be learning how to do some of this stuff myself or throw out a lot of money on tune ups. Can anyone recommend a good book that can help me in this area? As a side question: I had a race this past weekend and noticed a couple of times when I got out of the saddle to accelerate that my chain shifted on the back cassete unexpectedly. What causes that?
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Old 06-13-05, 08:55 AM
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http://www.parktool.com/whats_new/ne...cts.shtml#BBB1

The chain shifting unexpectedly could be: worn chain, worn cassette, improperly adjusted derailleur . . . .
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_Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance_ is good. I don't like how it is laid out, but the information is there.
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Old 06-13-05, 09:29 AM
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Ok I'm going to get the book from Performance. While I'm at it I would like to go ahead and get some of the the tools I need. I guess I need a chain cleaner, degreasers and lube etc... Let me know what the essentials are and any brands you guys recommend. Thanks
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I found some spot-on instructions at the Shimano website for my components. Check with your manufacturer's sites for instructions. Also recommend Zinn's book.
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Another vote for the Zinn books. As for some starter tools to buy : hex wrenches (metric), spoke wrench, screwdrivers, chain tool, chain cleaner, many many rags. But of course you can never have enough tools
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A bunch of Zinn's books are on ebay right now, around $12.
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is there a good book about bicycle mechanics in amazon?i'm from greece and can't get any good books here!!
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The Park Tool book is: http://snipurl.com/fkku

So is Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: http://snipurl.com/fkkw
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