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Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance [Paperback]

Lennard Zinn
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Book Description

Sep 2001
In this book, Lennard Zinn explains and demonstrates how to completely and properly maintain every component of a mountain bike, including chains, derailleurs, shifters, wheels, brakes, cranks, bottom brackets, pedals, saddles, seatposts, suspension systems, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, and frames.He describes and rates every repair and counsels the novice bike mechanic how to decide whether or not to take the bike to a bike shop for professional attention. Extensive line drawings show how parts fit together and illustrate the tools required for every type of bike. Also explained are emergency on-trail repair tricks.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: VeloPress; 3rd Revised edition edition (Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884737994
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884737992
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 778,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best by far 18 Sep 2002
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Since buying this book I've changed bottom brackets, chainsets, installed chains, adjusted gears and brakes... I'm a mechanical novice and it's great understanding what makes your bike run smoothly. The illustrations DO work very well, especially where components are exploded. (The black & white photos used in many other manuals just don't work with the complexity of MTB components- you can't see any detail.) Top marks for the drawings and the excellent text. And it's fun. Buy it!
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
As a relative beginner to the murky world of fixing my bike, this particular book seemed to be the answer to my prayers - as long as it could deliver the goods...
Let's not beat about the bush - the book does what it claims - and does it very well indeed. Zinn's writing style is relaxed and non-threatening - and yet highly informative and clear.
I'm finding that, as I use the book, I'm not just learning how to do things - but I'm learning why. The book is very good on helping you see the links and connections and I'm finding that this is increasing my enjoyment of my bike (a £350 GT hardtail - so nothing extravagant).
The illustrations - though basic, are very clear and easy to follow - again full marks.
All in all, I'm really pleased with this book - if I could only get my riding up to the same standard!
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the home mechanic 13 Jan 2002
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This book is the best I have come across for anyone wishing to maintain their MTB at home, it is easily understood and I felt by using drawings it made the text easier to understand than a series of photographs may have done
My only criticism would be that it does not cover the Marzocchi range of forks only Manitou and Rockshox, but seeing as the manuals are downloadable from the net it is only a small complaint.
If you want to keep your bike out of the Bike Shop and save yourself a good few pounds this is money well spent
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