Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Repair

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Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Repair
From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this bicycle repair book covers every component of a road bike. It helps new bike owners tackle simple to advanced projects, listing the tools needed, explaining bike components, and demonstrating with detailed illustrations how to work on each part.
  • From simple, routine maintenance to more complicated tasks, Zinn remains "convinced that anyone with an opposable thumb can perform any repair on a bike"
  • He begins with "Basic Stuff" such as pre-ride inspections and cleaning the drive train, and continues on through the super-advanced task of wheel building--arguing that "the construction of a good set of bicycle wheels is actually a straightforward task"
  • Zinn guides readers step by step through every possible repair on every possible part, handlebar grips to Mavic Mektronic electronic shifting, with plain-speaking text and helpful illustrations
  • There's even a section on emergency repairs, including unexpected advice such as straightening a bent rim by hitting it against the ground: "You may be surprised how straight you can get a wheel this way"
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4.3

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  • Easy to follow (3)
  • Informative (3)

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5.0

I LUV it

By Atala Dave..old but still fast downhill.

from The Villages,FL

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Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational
    • Great Confidence Builder
    • Reference

    Comments about American Cycling Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Repair:

    It has been 42 years since I use to wrench on my bike. Ready to tackle my newer bike with Zinn as my guiding hand.

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    4.0

    Needed help.

    By Chuchuchip

    from Queens, NY

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    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Educational
      • Reference
      • Staying Informed

      Comments about American Cycling Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Repair:

      This book is great for teaching & reference. I needed to learn about maintaining my bikes as it was too expensive to go to the bike shop for every little thing. I like that the book concentrates on 1 subject, everything that relates to road bikes. A friend loaned his book, which covered all bikes, but a third of the book I had no use for. The book included Scam's new yaw shifting system which I knew nothing about, that my latest bike has.
      I don't like the hand drawings, although clear, I personally didn't like, but they did the job.
      Buy it you'll like it!

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      4.0

      Good beginner book

      By GTFME

      from State College, PA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Follow
      • Informative

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        Best Uses

        • Educational

        Comments about American Cycling Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Repair:

        I am a novice in road biking, and borrowed this book from a friend. For me, it was very helpful as a starting place. I learned about bike sizing and choosing the proper frame, crank, stem, and setting positions. It also helped with beginning maintenance on the bike.

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        4.0

        Good How To Book

        By T-Diz

        from Ohio

        About Me Casual Cyclist

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              Comments about American Cycling Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Repair:

              First off, they misspelled the title. It's supposed to be Zinn, not Zen. As in Leonard Zinn. Either way, it's a good book.

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              • Speed Oriented

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