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Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

Zinn, Lennard

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ISBN 10: 1934030422 / ISBN 13: 9781934030424
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Title: Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

Publisher: Velo Press


Book Condition:Very Good

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You only need one look inside to see why Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has become one of the world's best-selling books on bike repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide to road bike repair and maintenance—now in 2 colors for easier reference—can make a mechanic out of anyone. Lennard Zinn's expert advice makes quick work of taking care of every part of a road bike.

Zinn can teach anyone how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of a bicycle to ensure years of trouble-free riding. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn's practical, time-saving tips. The level of detail is astonishing, but Zinn's friendly advice is confidence-inspiring, and his years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy.

All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bike technology. Indeed, no matter what road bike you may have in your garage, chances are you'll find it—and the way to fix it—in these pages.

This new edition includes:

  • The basics: Even if your mechanical skills stop at pumping tires, Lennard's guidance will show you how to maintain your bike in perfect condition.
  • The advanced: No matter how arcane the task, Lennard has time-saving tips to speed your work. Integrated spindle cranks, carbon forks, internal headsets, ceramic bearings — they're all in here with exploded diagrams to show you the way.
  • The latest tech: Lennard makes sense out of the newest components including: Campagnolo's 11-speed, Shimano's electronic Dura-Ace, SRAM's Red shifters, Campagnolo's Ultra-Torque cranks, and more.
  • Older components: Still spinning a SunTour freewheel? Let Lennard's years of experience help you make sense of old metal.
  • Cyclocross: New cyclocross-specific information throughout, along with more Pro Tips, more illustrations, more recommendations — more of what you need to know.

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Nobody covers bikes like Zinn No matter what kind of road bike you own—a trusty old ten-speed or the newest carbon fiber race machine—you will find the best way to maintain it in this book. Since the publication of the first edition, Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has become one of the world’s best-selling guides to bicycle care because it covers everything you need to know in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format. Look inside and you will find clear instructions for basic maintenance and advanced repairs, accompanied by hundreds of illustrations, exploded views of how parts go together, time-saving tips, shortcuts, and smart recommendations from Lennard Zinn, America’s leading expert on bikes and gear. The Basics:· How to choose a bike, including fitting and sizing· Simple instructions for regular maintenance· Full coverage of road, touring, and race bikes old and new, including daily commuters Advanced repair:· Integrated-spindle cranks with external cups or press-in bearings, clipless pedals, carbon fiber forks, internal headsets, hub and cassette overhaul, integrated seat masts, and much more· Problem-solving for frozen parts, stripped threads, missing pieces· Pro Tips to speed your work All about wheels:· Tubeless tires, tubular tires, conventional tires, carbon rims· Wheelbuilding and general wheel maintenance and repair The latest and greatest:· The newest components including Campagnolo 11-speed, Shimano electronic Dura-Ace, SRAM Red· Expanded cyclocross coverage throughout The most complete reference available:· Glossary of bike terms, specifications for bolt tightening, gear chart for conventional and compact cranks, and a comprehensive troubleshooting index· More than 350 illustrations, including exploded views of critical assemblies Lennard Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for nearly 50 years. A professional framebuilder and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer for VeloNews magazine and and hosts the popular Q&A column on 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.

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