Books on Maintenance and repair

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  1. FHII

    FHII New Member

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    I rented "The Bicycling Guide To Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair" (5th ed) from the library. Love it! I got 2 others but haven't looked at them yet. I have to get more knowledgable about repairs and such.... The big problem I am having is because I own a Schwinn Tourist, the owners manual is pretty vague. I don't have a clue about what parts I could order for replacements. Yea... I know.... Why pour more money into a $250 bike? I understand! However, If I can make repairs for 50 bucks, it is doable. I don't have $250 just to buy a whole new bike.

    Any thoughts or suggestions? Is there a better book?
     
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  2. slovakguy

    slovakguy Active Member

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    i have three or four on my bookshelf and keep pulling down park tools blue book. hoping it serves you well.
     
  3. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    I think the two best are the Park Tool's Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, by Leonard, uhm, Zinn. Note that Park Tool also has a website with a repair section that offers tutorials on virtually any bike repair or maintenance need. Also on YouTube an abundance of bike repair videos can be found.
     
  4. americandream

    americandream New Member

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    Here is what was suggested to me:

    Big Blue Book Of Bicycle Repair
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0976553007

    http://bicycletutor.com/

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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