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Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenanceby Lennard Zinn
Synopses & Reviews
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.
• 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
• 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 Singletrack.com 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.
From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this book covers every component of a road bike, lists the tools bike owners need to tackle simple and advanced projects, and demonstrates with 295 detailed illustrations how to work on each part.
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:
Road bikes are surprisingly complex machines, but there's no need to spend excessive amounts on repairs and maintenance. The cost of a copy of "Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" should be sufficient in most cases. This well-organized and -illustrated guide, which incorporates the latest in component technology and innovations, shows how to maintain every part of a road bike. This includes chains, derailleurs, shifters, wheels, brakes, cranks, bottom brackets, pedals, saddles, seatposts, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, and frames — all covered in Lennard Zinn's trademark clear and concise prose. Novices and seasoned mechanics alike can benefit from the clear illustrations, exploded views of how components go together, and practical tips on how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of their road bikes to ensure hours of trouble-free riding. Zinn shows exactly when to tackle a maintenance project and when a trip to the bike shop for repair is unavoidable.
About the Author
Lennard Zinn is one of the world's leading authorities on bicycle repair. A master frame builder and an enthusiastic rider and mechanic, Zinn is also a technical writer for VeloNews magazine. Zinn is the bestselling author of Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance and producer of a 4-hour instructional DVD of the same title. Zinn is also author of Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Zinn's Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, and The Mountain Bike Owner's Manual.
Table of Contents
Maintenance and Repair
2 Basic Stuff
3 Emergency Repairs
4 The Chain
5 The Shifting System
6 Wheels and Tires
8 Cranks and Bottom Brackets
10 Saddles and Seatposts
11 Stems, Handlebars, and Headsets
12 Wheel Building
A Troubleshooting Index
B Gear Chart
C Road Bike Fitting
E Torque Table
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