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The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair: For Road & Mountain Bikes Paperback – September 28, 2010
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About the Author
TODD DOWNS has been a self-taught, full-time wrench since 1989. Downs has been published in Dirt Rag magazine. He lives in Austin, TX.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is a waste of money. All the information contained in this book can be had on the internet, specifically parktool.com and youtube videos. I thought this would add something about and beyond what the internet provides, sadly I was mistaken.
Bottom line, if you want some basic knowledge grab this book, but even doing simple tasks on your bike this book won't be of help and you will find yourself looking to the internet for more help or your LBS.
if you are a professional and familiar with bike repair, then this book probably makes sense, but then, do you really need this book?
otherwise if you are like me, with very limited technical knowledge, you are better off with something more basic and/or better explained with helpful graphics.
I still use Park Tool's website, Sheldon Brown's website, and youtube videos, but having this right there at my bike is a great help. Between those resources I eventually get everything figured out. I'm saving way more money than this book costs in repair and service charges already.
A lot of useful detailed information
Data seems current and mostly complete
Bought it as an e-book and found the images are not clear on an iPAD or Kindle Paperwhite
This is a major fault as a bike repair ebook needs to be near the bike you are working on and the iPAD and Kindle should be large enough to see and understand.
Even on an 27" iMac the book images are too small to see well and Mac is not in garage near bike
Good read ... poor product for e-readers (iPAD, iPhone, Kindle)
Fix images and allow for larger clearer images and I would give the e-book at least 4 stars but for now would not buy again
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great information - if you want to maintain you bike this will help a lot.Published 1 month ago by Greg Trim
Somewhat verbose theory chapters and illustrations are not generally on-page with text until further implementation sections. A worthwhile read and maintenance companion !Published 1 month ago by Rialbo
A different approach to wrenching. Aimed more at the home mechanic, but does not leave out details that matter. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kevindsingleton
I have been reading different things in this book. For a beginner, it is the best thing. Great book for the price.Published 2 months ago by Candy
The product(s) arrived on time, as described by Amazon & manufacturer, it was shipped without issue, arrived within prescribed estimates, the packaging was undamaged, and the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer, Paul
The book is very informative. But I never use it. Obviously it's too heavy to pack on the bike, and when I need to look something up, I find myself cheating with Google. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AMZD
Great book to keep around for a reference, excellent layout, photos are clear and concise. I picked up an older version from my local library and saw it was so good that I wanted... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen Laird
This book has all of the things I need to know in order to keep our bicycles in great working order.Published 7 months ago by Heaven Bound Thanks to Jesus Christ