May 21, 2007

Bike book?

I spent some time Sunday working on the commuting bike I keep at the train station in Copenhagen. Three new spokes, new chain, new seat, new bell. I was thinking that I am getting better at being a bike mechanic but that I still have a lot to learn.

Can anyone recommend a good book, something like the Reader's Digest Home Improvement Guide for Bikes??


At May 21, 2007 9:39 PM , Blogger rigtenzin said...

I've never read a book about regular bike mechanic stuff. I've recently realized that internet delivered videos of bike repairs would be excellent. Most bike work can be broken down into very simple steps and a little video of the difficult parts would be all most people need to see.

At May 27, 2007 5:11 AM , Blogger this verdant country said...

Sheldon Brown's website is a treasure trove of bike mechanical knowledge, as is the site maintained by Jim Langley. Park Tools has a Big Blue Book of Bike Repair that costs about $20 and seems pretty good. I would think that a mechanic at your local shop would be willing to show you how to do something if you ask.

At May 27, 2007 7:53 AM , Blogger Matt_J said...

Thanks for the tips! I should post a picture of the new bike zone I've made in the workshop.


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