Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

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Velo Press, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 424 pages
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You only need one look inside to see whyZinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenancehas become one of the world's best-selling books on bike repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide to road bike repair and maintenance—now in 2 colors for easier reference—can make a mechanic out of anyone. Lennard Zinn's expert advice makes quick work of taking care of every part of a road bike.

Zinn can teach anyone how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of a bicycle to ensure years of trouble-free riding. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn's practical, time-saving tips. The level of detail is astonishing, but Zinn's friendly advice is confidence-inspiring, and his years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy.

All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bike technology. Indeed, no matter what road bike you may have in your garage, chances are you'll find it—and the way to fix it—in these pages.

This new edition includes:

  • The basics: Even if your mechanical skills stop at pumping tires, Lennard's guidance will show you how to maintain your bike in perfect condition.
  • The advanced: No matter how arcane the task, Lennard has time-saving tips to speed your work. Integrated spindle cranks, carbon forks, internal headsets, ceramic bearings — they're all in here with exploded diagrams to show you the way.
  • The latest tech: Lennard makes sense out of the newest components including: Campagnolo's 11-speed, Shimano's electronic Dura-Ace, SRAM's Red shifters, Campagnolo's Ultra-Torque cranks, and more.
  • Older components: Still spinning a SunTour freewheel? Let Lennard's years of experience help you make sense of old metal.
  • Cyclocross: New cyclocross-specific information throughout, along with more Pro Tips, more illustrations, more recommendations — more of what you need to know.

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Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

User Review  - deaconblue2 - Overstock.com

This book contains good descriptions of each component of the bicycle and instructions on how to keep things adjusted. Contains good tips for daily things to do to keep your bicycle ready to ride. Read full review

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User Review  - afountain - LibraryThing

This book is indeed an excellent resource, but at times the wording and diagrams could have been a bit clearer. I would say this book is best for the advanced beginner or above, but there may be better guides out there for the novice. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Lennard Zinn is one of the world's leading authorities 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 framebuilder and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer for VeloNews magazine and Singletrack.com and hosts the popular Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His other books include Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Zinn's Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, and The Mountain Bike Owner's Manual. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

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