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

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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 tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color 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 organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom.In over 500 pages, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs: Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakesEmergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleurEasy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shiftingWheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheelsOverhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom bracketsNew tech: How to maintain 11-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters, disc brakesCyclocross: How to set up a 'cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairsTroubleshooting: 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.What's New in "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed." More than 700 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views.New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo electronic shifting groups. New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. New tech covered in depth: through-axle forks, SRAM eTap wireless shifting, second generation Shimano and Campagnolo electronic shifting, direct-mount sidepull brakes, SRAM X-Sync 1x11 cyclocross systems, tubular tire gluing tapes. New troubleshooting chartsNew master guide to press-fit bottom bracketsAlso covered in the 5th edition: All derailleur shifting systems (5-speed through 11-speed); all bottom bracket systems (cone-and-cup through press-fit); all brake systems (including caliper, V-brake, cantilever, and disc); all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes including cyclocross and disc-brake wheels; special sections on cyclocross throughout including troubleshooting, maintenance, service, repair, and equipment selection; updated and expanded torque tables; complete illustration index and complete subject index."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 215 x 280 x 27.94mm | 1,270.06g
  • VELOPRESS
  • Boulder, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 193771537X
  • 9781937715373
  • 16,943

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"Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is a beast of a book and can help you remedy any problem that might arise while working on a road bike. It's packed with in-depth explanations and useful diagrams. Velo magazine "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is the gold standard textbook for aspiring home mechanics. From simple tasks such as fixing a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains or brakes, this book's step-by-step guides explain the tasks and tools your newbie will need to get the job done right. RoadBikeReview.com This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is essential cycling gear for all road and cyclocross riders. Crossbikereview.com 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 Lennard Zinn really is the world's most helpful and comprehensive human when it comes to bicycle repair and maintenance. Bike magazine "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 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, national champion, and Tour de France stage winner "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 projects. Or, at least, it placated many home mechanics when they started cursing skipped shifts or loose headsets. Canadian Cycling magazine If ever there was a classic text on bike maintenance, this has to be it Like its predecessors, it goes from super simple right through to complete re-builds. All are explained by a combination of Zinn's unique humour-filled, insightful and clear text, with Todd Telander's brilliant illustrations. 220 Triathlon"show more

About Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn is a world-renowned bicycle technician, frame builder, and tech writer for VELO magazine and VeloNews.com. Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for nearly 50 years. A professional frame builder and bike designer for his business Zinn Cycles, Lennard hosts the popular bike tech Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His other books include Zinn & the Art of Road 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.show more

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ZINN WILL HELP YOU FIX YOUR BIKE!You're holding the world's best-selling do-it-yourself guide to how to repair your bicycle. Lennard Zinn's easy-to-follow instructions will help you make quick work of any maintenance and repair job on any road or cyclocross bike. Learn how to take care of every part of your bicycle: basic tune-ups; derailleur adjustment to fix shifting problems; how to true a wheel, fix a flat, adjust brakes, maintain or replace a chain, troubleshoot noises, service a bottom bracket it's all here, with hundreds of detailed illustrations of how parts go together and time-saving tips for doing the job right. Itemized lists explain which tools you'll need, whether you are stocking a workshop or tackling a roadside repair. No matter what type of road bike you own, old or new, Lennard Zinn's clear instructions will help you maintain it, fix it, upgrade it, and keep it running smoothly for years to come. Everything you need to know about your bike is in this book! Bicycle BasicsHow to do your own bike fitSimple instructions for regular bicycle careComplete Bike RepairHow to fix every bike part: brakes, wheels, tires, headsets, pedals, derailleurs, chains, hubs, handlebars, seatposts, saddles, shiftersSolve Common Bicycle ProblemsDiagnose and fix problems like a skipping chain, rough shiften, squeaky brakes, loose spokes, or a stuck seatpostThe Ultimate ReferenceExhaustive troubleshooting index, glossary of terms, torque specifications, gear chart for compact and regular cranksLennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. He was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for nearly 50 years. A professional frame builder and bike designer, Lennard is also a technical writer for VeloNews magazine and hosts the popular Tech Q&A on VeloNews.com. "show more

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