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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent book, 14 May 2013
This is a clearly articulated, well illustrated, and comprehensive bike maintenance book. It breaks down the different bike maintenance tasks into different sections (i.e. wheels, chain, headset, shifters, etc.) and within these sections, distinguishes between easier to more challenging tasks. These range from, for example, fixing a puncture or adjusting breaks, right up to wheel building or the full overhaul of Campagnolo Ergopower shifters! Maintenance or installation tasks are described in clear prose, often side-by-side with an exploded diagram of the part in question. I've found the book to be an invaluable reference resource (together with Sheldon Brown of course) as I've attempted to build up a bike from a frame and set of forks, with few existing bike mechanic skills. Highly recommended.