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Still looking for a better book
on 1 June 2016
I have started doing more cycling in the last 5 years and wanted to learn how to do basic maintenance and repairs to my bike, e.g. how to change brake blocks. I consider myself fairly competent regarding learning how to do mechanical stuff; I have taught myself how to maintain sewing machines and have got several old ones running nicely. I bought this book after reading all the reviews, but I do not find it very clear, either the photos or the text. I sometimes find myself going back to our simple Richard's Bicycle Book, published in the 1990s, where the photos are clearer, but where there isn't the detail that I want. I am still therefore, on the lookout for a book with better photos and clearer, basic text, one which will assume that I know nothing and take me through processes such as changing block blocks.