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Zinn & the art of road bike maintenance
Zinn, Lennard.
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Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : VeloPress, [2000]

Physical Description:
xi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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TL430 .Z56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
TL430 .Z56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this book covers every component of a road bike. It helps new bike owners tackle simple to advanced projects, listing the tools needed, explaining bike components, and demonstrating with detailed illustrations how to work on each part.

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Library Journal Review

Today's bicycles are complicated machines that can be expensive to maintain and repair. Zinn (The Mountain Bike Owner's Manual) has written this book to help both the leisure bike rider and expert mechanic handle almost any problem associated with road bikes. In an effort to appeal to people of varying mechanical abilities, the book separates bicycle repair procedures into three levels, depending on difficulty. Level one is reserved for novices, while levels two and three are for more mechanically savvy bike owners. Each chapter covers a certain bicycle component and includes the tools needed to repair that particular part. Zinn also includes troubleshooting guides at the conclusion of each chapter and, for those interested only in general maintenance, a chapter that covers the basics of keeping a bike road-worthy. Whether someone is experienced at repairing bicycles or is just a weekend rider, this book includes everything to keep bikes rolling. Recommended for all public libraries.DPatrick Mahoney, Off-Campus Lib. Svcs., Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Toolsp. 9
Chapter 2 Basic stuffp. 19
Chapter 3 Emergency repairsp. 31
Chapter 4 The chainp. 45
Chapter 5 The shifting systemp. 57
Chapter 6 Wheels, tires and cogsp. 89
Chapter 7 Brakesp. 117
Chapter 8 Cranks and bottom bracketsp. 131
Chapter 9 Pedalsp. 145
Chapter 10 Saddles and seatpostsp. 161
Chapter 11 Stems, handlebars and headsetsp. 171
Chapter 12 Computersp. 197
Chapter 13 Wheelbuildingp. 203
Chapter 14 Forksp. 217
Chapter 15 Framesp. 233
A Troubleshooting indexp. 245
B Gear chartp. 249
C Bike fitp. 253
D Glossaryp. 263
E Torque tablep. 269
Indexp. 271
Illustration indexp. 275
Bibliographyp. 277
Your bike recordsp. 278
About the authorp. 284
About the illustratorp. 284