Zinn & Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

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9781884737152: Zinn & Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

Guides the reader through every aspect of troubleshooting and mountain-bike maintenance in a succinct, idiot-proof format.

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Lennard Zinn is a cycling god. Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is revered as a bible among the fat-tire set; he now extends the gospel to the rest of the cycling faithful in Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance.

From simple, routine maintenance to more complicated tasks, Zinn remains "convinced that anyone with an opposable thumb can perform any repair on a bike." He begins with "Basic Stuff" such as pre-ride inspections and cleaning the drive train, and continues on through the super-advanced task of wheel building--arguing that "the construction of a good set of bicycle wheels is actually a straightforward task." Zinn guides readers step by step through every possible repair on every possible part, handlebar grips to Maric Mektronic electronic shifting, with plain-speaking text and helpful illustrations. There's even a section on emergency repairs, including unexpected advice such as straightening a bent rim by hitting it against the ground: "You may be surprised how straight you can get a wheel this way."

This comprehensive manual is essential reading for those who love their bike. "All you have to do is follow the instructions and trust yourself." Indeed. --M. Stein

About the Author:

Zinn is a bicycle framebuilder, a technical writer, avid cyclist and bike lover. He is the founder of Zinn Cycles, a company that produces custom road and mountain-bike frames and forks, and custom cycling apparel.

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Zinn, Lennard
Published by Velo Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 1884737153 ISBN 13: 9781884737152
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Book Description Velo Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1884737153

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