Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

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The most concise, well-organized, and clearly illustrated reference available, Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance gently guides the reader — regardless of mountain bike experience or mechanical prowess — through every aspect of maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting in a succinct and easy-to-read format and presents the latest technological advances and equipment in mountain bike components. Detailed diagrams and simple instructions explain everything from repairing a flat tire to building a wheel. The instructions are useful for anyone interested in mountain bikes, yet concise and complete enough to cover every state-of-the art technical concern facing today's mountain biker. This timely revision offers updated information on shock pump adaptors, master links, V-brakes, cleat mounting and pedal overhaul, oversize handlebars, carbon steering tubes, tubeless rims, and much more. Repairs are rated for degree of difficulty while line drawings illustrate how parts fit together and show the tools needed to keep bikes in top shape and pedaling smoothly both on and off the trail.

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Zinn & the Art of Rod Bike Maintenance: The World’s Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

The World’s Best Repair Guide for Bikes!


If you are looking for easy-to-follow instructions on how to repair a bicycle, Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the best guide you’ll find. No matter what kind of bike you own—an aging 10-speed with hard-to-find parts or a brand-new, tricked-out race machine—Lennard Zinn’s guide to all road and cyclocross bicycles is a one-stop reference that will show you the correct way to maintain and repair any bike.

Whether you are a novice bike mechanic or an experienced gearhead, you will find complete DIY instructions for basic and advanced bicycle care, accompanied by hundreds of detailed illustrations, exploded views of how parts go together, and time-saving tips. Itemized tool lists explain what you’ll need to do the job, whether you are stocking a workshop or tackling a roadside repair.

Bicycle Basics
· How to do your own bike fit
· Simple instructions for regular bicycle care
· Maintenance schedules to keep your bike running trouble-free

Complete Bike Repair
· How to fix every bike part: Brakes, wheels, tires, headsets, derailleurs, pedals, chains, hubs, handlebars, saddles—you name it, it’s covered

Solve Common Bicycle Problems
· Diagnose and fix problems like a skipping chain, rough shifting, squeaky brakes, or a stuck seatpost with troubleshooting tables and tips

Everything Covered, Old & New
· Campagnolo EPS and Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems (all types); all Ergopower and Dual Control STI systems, including 11-speed; all SRAM DoubleTap
· Mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes for road and cyclocross bicycles
· All bottom brackets, cup-and-cone to BB90 and everything in between

The Ultimate Reference
· Exhaustive troubleshooting index; glossary of terms; torque specifications; gear chart for compact and regular cranks; bike fit tables

Over 650 Illustrations and Exploded Views!

Lennard Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for more than 50 years. A professional frame builder and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer for Velo magazine and hosts the popular Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His other books include Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Zinn’s Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, and The Mountain Bike Owner’s Manual. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

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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