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    New question here. Book recommendations

    As a progression of my biking experience, I'd like to learn more about bike maintenace. Does anyone have any book recommendations or other resources? It doesn't need to be SS specific, as long as the knowledge can be applied.

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    Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

    I've used this book so much in my own quest to learn more about my bikes.
    A good friend will come bail you out of jail.
    But a true friend will be sitting next to you saying
    "Damn... we fcuked up!"

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    3 picks

    Zinn's, Barnett's, Sutherland's.

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    How To Rock and Roll

    This is a great book by local superhero Sam Tracy. More city/utilitarian based, but you do ride your bike in the city, don't you?

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...240571-0590308
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    Zinn Zinn Zinn. It's good, but (like any book on the subject) hopelessly outdated at the time of printing. It really helps to get a firm grasp on the basics though, and then you can just read catalogs on the john and wonder how things work.

    Barnett's is nice, but well outside the realm of your average Joe (do you have a head tube facer?). Here's a link to it online:

    http://www.d.umn.edu/~bjer0078/bike/manual/index.htm

    I think it's complete, but haven't investigated it too much. Sheldon Brown's website is also very useful for anything SS or wheelbuilding related, and most other things too,
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    Don't forget the wonders of the WWW. Everything is at your fingertips. Good info can be had at the websites of Park Tool, Sheldon Brown, and the Chris King site has some good vids. You even pick up some bits at Surly and most fork manufacturers have info on maintanence and rebuilding.

    Best thing of all is the price.

    FREE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSSasky
    As a progression of my biking experience, I'd like to learn more about bike maintenace. Does anyone have any book recommendations or other resources? It doesn't need to be SS specific, as long as the knowledge can be applied.
    You'll outgrow Zinn pretty quickly. I suggest Barnett's which can be downloaded for free. It's way more than what you need to know.

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