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Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  406 ratings  ·  20 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Velo Press (first published 2000)
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Because looking at sexy road bikes and road bike parts is porn.
Thomas Delaney
Although I didn't read this book in its entirety, I will say this book is a godsend for people who bike and want to learn about bikes. Zinn explains every task you can think of, many of which I wasn't aware of or did not need to know about. It really is about "road" bike maintenance. This book can help you regardless of your ride, but if you use a road bike you can get alot more from reading Zinn. There is no way you will read through this once, or 100 times, and get everything you need out of i ...more
Angie Vanschoick
Exceptionally helpful if you're wanting to tune your own bike.
Huge book, full of good pictures and reference. Would check out to do something complicated to my bike.
Dave Reed
This is the everyman's bible to road bike repair and maintenance and must read for anyone wanting to get into bicycle wrenching. Although some of the sections are a little out-of-date by today's road bike standards, overall it is an absolute great guide!
Not at all interested in bike maintenance, but this book is great for the novice or expert biker. He also makes some good arguments in the beginning about why you need to be able to do basic maintenance on your bike if you ride!
I will never, never be the type to do my own repairs. It took me an hour an a half to fix my flat tire last month. How embarrassing. But, if I were the type - this book would be really helpful.

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Jul 12, 2007 Joseph rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bike nerds
Describing mechanical adjustments of simple, yet elegant mid-eighties bike parts appears to be a gift that comes naturally to Zinn. His instructions for adjusting cup and cone style bearings make the process easy.
Not so much "already read" as "often referred to". This book has become my go-to when I need to know such things as the torque rating for my chainring allen bolts. A great reference..
In these days when you can pull up a video online of how to make any bicycle repair, this is still a solid and very well written reference book.
Excellent directions and illustrations. Everything you would want to know about fixing and repairing your road bike is in this book.
Wish I owned it. 90% of this I already know, but the stuff I don't is worth its weight in gold.
good info, but not nearly enough pictures to adequately illustrate what is being explained.
The only book you will need to learn how to fix all road bikes. Execelent diagrams.
Working on my bike used to make me cry. Now it doesn't. Best book ever.
Excellent diagrams, nothing on disc or v-brakes though.
An ok book, but the diagrams are disappointingly unclear.
Everything the aspiring bike mechanic needs.
Phil Baier
Awesome book on bikes! Whoop!
Clear and practical
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