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, Zinn’s clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone.
Zinn’s friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you’ll need and how to know you’ve done the job right. The 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 520 pages, Zinn’s guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs.
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
About the Author and Illustrator
New Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra electronic shifting; Shimano 11-speed; all bottom bracket formats (BB90, 92, 94, 386); hydraulic road and ‘cross disc brakes; disc brake forks and wheel building; expanded information on gear selection for carbon wheels; expanded coverage of cyclocross maintenance, repair, and selecting the right gear for race conditions; updated and expanded torque tables and troubleshooting index
Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes
Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur
Wheels: How to install a new tire, change a cassette, true a wheel, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels
Overhauls: How to repair pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks
New tech: How to maintain 11-speed systems, electronic shifters, disc brakes
Cyclocross: How to set up a ‘cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairs
Troubleshooting: How to figure out what’s wrong with any bike and fix it
Paperback. 2-color charts, tables throughout. Black and white illustrations throughout.