Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Bestselling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Bestselling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

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By (author) Lennard Zinn

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 508 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 277mm x 36mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1934030988
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030981
  • Edition: 4
  • Edition statement: 4th edition
  • Illustrations note: tables & illustrations
  • Sales rank: 4,415

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"Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is the world's best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tyre to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Zinn's friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The two-colour interior is easy to read-even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task. This smartly organised guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. In 508 pages, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs: basics: how to fix a flat tyre, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes; emergency repairs: how to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, handle bent shifters; easy shifting: how to clean, lube, and adjust shifters and cables for smooth shifting; wheels: how to install a new tyre, change a cassette, true a wheel, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels; installation: how to install new pedals, chains and chain rings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks; new tech: how to maintain 11-speed, electronic shifters, hydraulic road brakes; cyclocross: how to set up a 'cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairs; and, troubleshooting: how to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it. "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycling running smoothly for years.

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Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. A professional frame builder and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer for "Velo" magazine, VeloNews.com, and Singletrack.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." Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for over 50 years.

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"Lennard Zinn's book is packed with in-depth explanations and useful diagrams." -- "Velo" magazine "Lennard Zinn is a veritable cycling Einstein, and as a naturally gifted teacher he has the unique ability to explain even the most difficult mechanical task. So unless you currently ride on a high-profile pro team with your own mechanic (and maybe even then), "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is an absolute 'must-have' book." --Davis Phinney, Olympic medalist, U.S. Pro champion, and Tour de France stage winner "Lennard Zinn is an institution in the bicycle world--a legend. Legions of cyclists have learned to repair bikes from him, ridden bicycles he's built, or used his advice as guidance on how to better enjoy the world on two wheels." -- "Bicycle Times" magazine "Today's bicycles are complicated machines that can be expensive to maintain and repair. Zinn has written this book to help both the leisure bike rider and expert mechanic handle almost any problem associated with road bikes." -- "Library Journal" ""Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" has instructions on anything an aspiring wrench would want to know. What impresses most is Lennard's overall approach of simplifying a task and reminding us how rewarding it is to perform our own service." -- Podium Cafe "Lennard Zinn really is the world's most helpful and comprehensive human when it comes to bicycle repair and maintenance." -- "Bike magazine" "When you read Zinn's books, it's like he's sharing secrets from the pro ranks with you... The illustrations in this book are as informative as they are enjoyable to look at. This is a super helpful manual that belongs on every roadie's workbench." -- RoadBikeRider.com ""Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is simple, easy to follow and the illustrations are magnificent...If you are looking for a bicycle repair manual, get this book." -- Cycloculture "Lennard Zinn's book might be the work that launched a 1,000 repair pr

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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.