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Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

Creator: Lennard Zinn | Sports & Recreation - 2009

Original. Nobody covers bikes like Zinn No matter what kind of road bike you own--a trusty old ten-speed or the newest carbon fiber race machine--you will find the best way to maintain it in this book.

Publisher: Velopress

About this book
You only need one look inside to see why Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has become one of the world's best-selling books on bike repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide to road bike repair and maintenance--now in 2 colors for easier reference--can make a mechanic out of anyone. Lennard Zinn's expert advice makes quick work of taking care of every part of a road bike. Zinn can teach anyone how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of a bicycle to ensure years of trouble-free riding. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn's practical, time-saving tips. The level of detail is astonishing, but Zinn's friendly advice is confidence-inspiring, and his years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy. All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bike technology. Indeed, no matter what road bike you may have in your garage, chances are you'll find it--and the way to fix it--in these pages. This new edition includes: The basics: Even if your mechanical skills stop at pumping tires, Lennard's guidance will show you how to maintain your bike in perfect condition. The advanced: No matter how arcane the task, Lennard has time-saving tips to speed your work. Integrated spindle cranks, carbon forks, internal headsets, ceramic bearings -- they're all in here with exploded diagrams to show you the way. The latest tech: Lennard makes sense out of the newest components including: Campagnolo's 11-speed, Shimano's electronic Dura-Ace, SRAM's Red shifters, Campagnolo's Ultra-Torque cranks, and more. Older components: Still spinning a SunTour freewheel? Let Lennard's years of experience help you make sense of old metal. Cyclocross: New cyclocross-specific information throughout, along with more Pro Tips, more illustrations, more recommendations -- more of what you need to know.



560 pages

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

Creator: Zinn | Sports & Recreation - 2016-01-01

Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom.

Publisher: VeloPress

About this book
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color interior is easy to read--even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. In over 500 pages, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs: Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets New tech: How to maintain 11-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters, disc brakes Cyclocross: How to set up a 'cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairs Troubleshooting: How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycling running smoothly for years. What's New in Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed.: More than 700 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views. New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo electronic shifting groups. New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. New tech covered in depth: through-axle forks, SRAM eTap wireless shifting, second generation Shimano and Campagnolo electronic shifting, direct-mount sidepull brakes, SRAM X-Sync 1x11 cyclocross systems, tubular tire gluing tapes. New troubleshooting charts New master guide to press-fit bottom brackets Also covered in the 5th edition: All derailleur shifting systems (5-speed through 11-speed); all bottom bracket systems (cone-and-cup through press-fit); all brake systems (including caliper, V-brake, cantilever, and disc); all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes including cyclocross and disc-brake wheels; special sections on cyclocross throughout including troubleshooting, maintenance, service, repair, and equipment selection; updated and expanded torque tables; complete illustration index and complete subject index.



128 pages

The Little Book of Bike Boo Boos - How to Fix Your Mountain Bike When You Are Miles from Civilization

Creator: Chris Nodder | Sports & Recreation - 2008-04-30

Walking in bike shoes sucks, so buy this book!

Publisher: Lulu.com

About this book
Walking in bike shoes sucks, so buy this book! Have you ever broken your bike out on the trail? Did you have the skills and insight to fix it, or did you have to walk out? Learn how to deal with almost any bike component breaking, and how to perform basic maintenance. An easy read, this book is perfect for any mountain biker looking for the inspiration that could make the difference between finishing a ride and starting a hike. Learn how to mend broken brake and gear cables, squeaky and misaligned brake pads, bent rims, punctures, torn tires, wobbly hubs, poor shifting, broken chains, broken handlebars and saddles. Find out what common items you can use as tools and repair components in an emergency, and learn how to keep your bike from breaking in the first place. This book accompanies the BikeBooBoos.com web site.


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