Cycle Maintenence

madandybell Posts: 148
edited December 2008 in Road beginners
Hi all,

Can anyone reccomend any essential reading for learning about cycle maintenence. I want to start doing my own stuff on my bike to try save a bit of cash!!




  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,699
    Zinn And The Art Of Road Bike Maintenance - Lenard Zinn.

    Also, and
  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
    whyamihere wrote:
    Zinn And The Art Of Road Bike Maintenance - Lenard Zinn.

    Also, and
  • hugo15
    hugo15 Posts: 1,101
    Have a look at the one day courses with EBC. I know its a bit of an outlay but I think it was worth it. I really enjoyed it and it was much easier than just trying to read a website/book. You get to work on your own bike too so you learn while your bike gets a full service. ... ct=c007789

    Another good web source is bike tutor
  • Feltup
    Feltup Posts: 1,340
    If you haven't found it already this site is very good
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • I've got Chris Sidwells Bike Repair Manual, which is ok I suppose, but nothing beats joining a course. The EBC mentioned above run courses, but an excellent alternative (providing you live in Edinburgh, or thereabouts) is the BikeStation 3 week course for £30.

    They also run "fix your own bike" sessions where you can use their facilities and ask advice from the inhouse mechanics.
    Roadie: Focus Cayo - FCN 4
    Commuter hack: Fixed Langster - FCN 5
    Winter hack: Battered Sirrus - FCN 9
  • Look at Sheldon's website

    Park tool big blue book of cycle repair

    and haynes do a cycle manual, thats what i learn't from!
    Carbon fibre, it's all nonsense. Drink beer. Ride a steel bike. Don't be a ponce.
  • trig1
    trig1 Posts: 111
    aye i agree the zinn book is very good. i also bought the haynes book and its not a patch on the zinn one. :)