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Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide Paperback – 11 Jan 2016
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"Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is a beast of a book and can help you remedy any problem that might arise while working on a road bike. It's packed with in-depth explanations and useful diagrams. Velo magazine "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is the gold standard textbook for aspiring home mechanics. From simple tasks such as fixing a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains or brakes, this book's step-by-step guides explain the tasks and tools your newbie will need to get the job done right. RoadBikeReview.com This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is essential cycling gear for all road and cyclocross riders. Crossbikereview.com Lennard Zinn is an institution in the bicycle world a legend. Legions of cyclists have learned to repair bikes from him, ridden bicycles he's built, or used his advice as guidance on how to better enjoy the world on two wheels. Bicycle Times magazine Today's bicycles are complicated machines that can be expensive to maintain and repair. Zinn has written this book to help both the leisure bike rider and expert mechanic handle almost any problem associated with road bikes. Library Journal Lennard Zinn really is the world's most helpful and comprehensive human when it comes to bicycle repair and maintenance. Bike magazine "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" has instructions on anything an aspiring wrench would want to know. What impresses most is Lennard's overall approach of simplifying a task and reminding us how rewarding it is to perform our own service. Podium Cafe Lennard Zinn is a veritable cycling Einstein and, as a naturally gifted teacher, he has the unique ability to explain even the most difficult mechanical task. So unless you currently ride on a high-profile pro team with your own mechanic (and maybe even then), "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is an absolute must-have' book. Davis Phinney, Olympic medalist, national champion, and Tour de France stage winner "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is simple, easy to follow and the illustrations are magnificent If you are looking for a bicycle repair manual, get this book. Cycloculture Lennard Zinn's book might be the work that launched a 1,000 repair projects. Or, at least, it placated many home mechanics when they started cursing skipped shifts or loose headsets. Canadian Cycling magazine If ever there was a classic text on bike maintenance, this has to be it Like its predecessors, it goes from super simple right through to complete re-builds. All are explained by a combination of Zinn's unique humour-filled, insightful and clear text, with Todd Telander's brilliant illustrations. 220 Triathlon" --various
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ZINN WILL HELP YOU FIX YOUR BIKE!
You're holding the world's best-selling do-it-yourself guide to how to repair your bicycle. Lennard Zinn's easy-to-follow instructions will help you make quick work of any maintenance and repair job on any road or cyclocross bike. Learn how to take care of every part of your bicycle: basic tune-ups; derailleur adjustment to fix shifting problems; how to true a wheel, fix a flat, adjust brakes, maintain or replace a chain, troubleshoot noises, service a bottom bracket it's all here, with hundreds of detailed illustrations of how parts go together and time-saving tips for doing the job right. Itemized lists explain which tools you'll need, whether you are stocking a workshop or tackling a roadside repair.
No matter what type of road bike you own, old or new, Lennard Zinn's clear instructions will help you maintain it, fix it, upgrade it, and keep it running smoothly for years to come. Everything you need to know about your bike is in this book!
Bicycle BasicsHow to do your own bike fitSimple instructions for regular bicycle care
Complete Bike RepairHow to fix every bike part: brakes, wheels, tires, headsets, pedals, derailleurs, chains, hubs, handlebars, seatposts, saddles, shifters
Solve Common Bicycle ProblemsDiagnose and fix problems like a skipping chain, rough shiften, squeaky brakes, loose spokes, or a stuck seatpost
The Ultimate ReferenceExhaustive troubleshooting index, glossary of terms, torque specifications, gear chart for compact and regular cranks
Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. He was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for nearly 50 years. A professional frame builder and bike designer, Lennard is also a technical writer for VeloNews magazine and hosts the popular Tech Q&A on VeloNews.com. "See all Product description
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Every topic is covered from every angle and there are some very clever "get-you-homes" that I wouldn't have believed possible but are so smart they've got to be true.
Bought as I have just upped my cycling to a second bike and I wanted to learn a little bit more about the mechanics and maintenance of the 900 quid machine I have just purchased: I have already.
It's one of those books that you cannot stop yourself picking up as you go past and selecting at random a topic which invariably ends up illuminating.
It's first use on the workstand will no doubt repay the purchase price and you cannot ask for more than that.
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