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edesade
01-25-2007, 08:19 PM
I'm looking for a "how-to" book on simple, efficient bike repair that I can find in any book store (who am I kidding: Powell's). I have a bike that has some old pieces and it needs quite a few parts replaced. The problem is, I don't know how to do any of it, and to be truthful, I don't want to pay someone to do it for me. I learn quite well from books.

My primary interest is that the book shows me how to:

1.) Test functions like brakes, chains, etc....
2.) Identify which pieces need to be replaced in a troubleshooting sense
3.) How to fix and maintain that new system.

Any recommendations?

DJoos
01-25-2007, 09:33 PM
check out "Zinn and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance" by Leonard Zinn

Jonathan Maus
01-25-2007, 10:49 PM
check out this great online DIY bike repair guides. they're put together by a local non-profit group:
http://www.exchangecycletours.org/curriculum.htm

bikieboy
01-26-2007, 08:25 AM
also, Park Tool has a pretty good online repair guide:
http://www.parktool.com/repair/
seems clear & well-illustrated.