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Old 11-26-10, 09:44 AM
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Best book?

I've had 'Richards Bicycle Book' for years and that gave me a good start, but a lot has changed since then -

I'd rather not buy both Zinn books, but I'd like a good reference to keep my MTB, road bike and fixie in good shape.

Thanks, off to ride now (brrr!)

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Old 11-26-10, 09:59 AM
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I've never owned any books, but the ParkTool website has a great section on bike maintenance and repair. I'd go browse that site and see if it fits your needs before spending the extra money on a new book.
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Originally Posted by jasonrobo02 View Post
I've never owned any books, but the ParkTool website has a great section on bike maintenance and repair. I'd go browse that site and see if it fits your needs before spending the extra money on a new book.
+1, park's website is really really good. It seems like they've redone the site in the past month or two though and there's less instruction now. Maybe they're just migrating all of their info to the new website though. I have the Zinn book and it's pretty good, but I find myself going to the Park site or random youtube videos more often than the book.
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"I would second the nomination of Jobst Brandt's book
and also refer you to this link to his usenet page:

https://yarchive.net/bike/index.html

I'm also very fond of Bicycling Science:

https://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Scie...0382635&sr=1-1

and Frank Berto's book, The Dancing Chain:

https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Chain-...0382844&sr=1-1

but I am and have been for some time a
hopeless Bike Dork, and honestly cannot
recommend my own life as an example to
others."



which you can read in its entirety here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post11822194

Yours truly,
Michael Larmer
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