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The 5 Best Ever Bicycle Repair Books
When it comes to bike repair books, there are a few that rise above the rest. The five best books are listed below.
You can't go wrong with any of these books. (Unless you are solely a mountain biker and you buy a "for road bikes" repair book, but that's your own fault!)
Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
This book from Bicycling Magazine is the best all-around bike repair manual you can find. It covers road and mountain bike repairs, including recent updates for high-tech parts, plus all the basics that any bike mechanic should know.
Still, it costs just $25.
Zinn & The Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
Lennard Zin is a well-regarded bicycle mechanic, and if you are a mountain biker, this book has everything you need to know about keeping your steed in top condition.
Zinn & The Art of Road Bike Maintenance
Lennard Zin is a well-regarded bicycle mechanic, and if you are a roadie, this book has everything you need to know about keeping your steed in top condition.
The Bicycle Wheel
The Bicycle Wheel is the industry standard when it comes to wheel building books. This book will teach you the basics of wheel building with clear instructions and diagrams.
(It won't teach you about the newer, lightweight wheels or bladed spokes, but once you learn how to build standard 3x wheels, you have a solid foundation to pick up anything new.)
Barnett's Manual is the premier bike repair book. It's big, comes with grease-resistant pages, and covers everything you need to know about repair.
However, it can be hard to find and expensive.
Now just pick the one that's right for you and be on your way to bike repair bliss!
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