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Old 08-06-20, 02:45 AM
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Vintage Bike Maintenance Book Recommendation?

I am seeking opinions on the best bike maintenance/repair book for vintage bikes. I had one years ago that I really liked, but alas, life got in the way of my hobby and that book is lone gone.

I just received “Bicycle Maintenance and Repair” from Bicycle Magazine. I have the 1990 revised version, so it is chock full of information on components, and not bad on step by step repair narrative, but a little short on photos. My repair experience is low, so a good book would be a great resource.

What books have proven most helpful to you?


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I have owned quite a few bicycle maintenance/repair books. Most have something to offer but for the best bang for the buck - go Internet. The wealth of information available (including video how to do it features) there, and right here on Bike Forums, far surpasses any book that I have had access to.

But if it bathroom focus material you seek, Sloan's was helpful and I got the picture from Bike Forums...
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My first exposure was Sloans. I agree with Randy, This forum and multiple links are the best.
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Glenn's is a good book for the vintage bikes,

but its pretty hard to beat the Park Took manual for everything else.

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