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Zinn's Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists [Paperback]

Lennard Zinn

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1 May 2004
Lennard Zinn does it again..."Zinn's Cycling Primer" gives you the inside scoop on clever and practical bicycle maintenance tips. Whether you are just learning routine bicycle maintenance or want to improve your cycling skills and techniques, Zinn masterfully describes these topics, at length and in detail. Zinn's recommendations have been developed and are endorsed by cycling experts. Topics and skills are clearly described and illustrated with photographs throughout.

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Praise for Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. "Whether someone is experienced at repairing bicycles or is just a weekend rider, this book includes everything to keep bikes rolling."

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great bicycle book for beginners and experts 12 Aug 2004
By C. P Ungermann - Published on Amazon.com
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Zinn's brand new book (2004) is must have in any bike enthusiast's library. Building on his excellent maintenance books, which go into every detail of fixing and tuning your bike, the cycling primer is abundant with tips and tricks to improve riding skills.

Ok, I ride a Zinn bike and might be biased but he is a competent author who used to race internationally and who explores unorthodox ways to cater for special needs of tall (and short) people. The book goes into great detail on how to properly fit a bike, tune it and a good overview on training techniques. I enjoyed reading it and will keep consulting it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mini cycling encyclopedia.... 20 Dec 2008
By Charles L. Conn - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent reference volume for any cyclist. Nearly all aspects of biking including basic set-up, maintenance, physical conditioning,and honing riding skills are dealt with in "blocks" consisting of a few pages to full chapters. I find myself checking a section for a few minutes in the "library" and then rereading full chapters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must for the tool box library 22 Feb 2008
By William H. Barnard - Published on Amazon.com
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Zinn's "Road Bike Maintenance" is a handy guide to maintaining any road bicycle. His experience in physiology, mechanics and science gives him a unique take on wrenching a bicycle. Very concise and detailed.
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat out of date 18 Oct 2012
By Richard Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an intro to cycling that would be good to read before you buy your first bike as it has an awful lot of information on bike sizing. The sizing part starts to sound like an infomercial for Zinn's bike shop, so I ended up skipping the end of it to get to the rest of the stuff about workouts, massage, and stretching. Zinn's views on self-massage and stretching are sensible enough, but they're kind of thin. A better bike book would expand this part and shorten the bike sizing message.
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book, but mistitled 18 Jun 2012
By Rafe - Published on Amazon.com
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I have no doubt that Zinn knows a lot about bicycles and bicycling, and I have gleaned a useful tip or several from this book. But be alerted to the fact that this is not a primer (defined as a book that deals with the basics of a subject). This is a book for the intermediate cyclist--and probably one who is preparing for serious cycling or competition. Those looking for information for beginners should look elsewhere.
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