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Old 07-06-13, 07:22 AM
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Should I get this book?

I know my way around tools and have worked on motorcycles, cars and aircraft but I have zero experience with bikes. Would this be a good book to get my feet wet with?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Bicycl...es/13981094#rr
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Old 07-06-13, 07:25 AM
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I like Leonard Zinn's books on bike repair. I have a much older version of Bicycling Magazine's bike repair book and it wasn't terrible.
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The Bicycling Magazine book is decent. The Zinn books (either Road or MTB versions) are better. Also, look at Sheldon Brown's and Park Tools' web sites for tutorials on almost all aspects of installation, adjustment, repair and maintenance.
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Thanks for the advice gents. I hadn't come across that book in my searches last night.
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I would recommend Park Tool's Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, technical enough for people that know their way around tools but not to overly complex, we have the 2nd addition and it covers most of the newer technology. I used to be an Automotive Tech so I read more than a few manuals over the years and I like this one when it comes to bicycles.
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... get one of each from several authors .. it can't hurt..
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