/ Recommend me a bike maintenance book?

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Murko Fuzz - on 28 Jan 2013
Hi,
decided to get into DIY mountain bike repair and maintenance, and this week seems the perfect time to start. Looking for something that includes hydraulic brakes and shocks etc as well.
Any thoughts?

Ta.
Darkskys - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Murko Fuzz: Park tools have a free online guide which you can print off or have as an app (on a smart phone) which is what I done when getting back into Mountain biking. I've not actually used it yet but when having a read through it all, it's quite in-depth
Toby_W on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Murko Fuzz:

They have an app?

Agree the parktool website or the park tool big blue book.

Cheers

Toby
a crap climber - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Murko Fuzz:

The Sheldon Brown website is also an excellent source of knowledge on all things cycling related
johnny1 - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Murko Fuzz:

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

IainFP on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to johnny1: Another vote for Zinn and Park Tool's.
Darkskys - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Toby_W: Yeh its really cool, well actually (if I remember rightly) its a website converted for mobile viewing.
It's great, it breaks each part of the bike down and let you know how to repair etc. really useful if out and about too :)
Angrypenguin - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to a crap climber: +1 for Sheldon Brown - a very good site with hard things explained simply
Murko Fuzz - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to johnny1:

Fans of Zinn: y'reckon that'll cover hydraulics?
Mikkel - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Murko Fuzz: there is not much to say about hydraulics.
can check what is in the book when i get home it no one else replies before then
Murko Fuzz - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Mikkel: Ta. Zinn seems to be the one that people mention. The video resources look pretty handy as well.
Mikkel - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Murko Fuzz:

slight problem checking what book say, cant find my copy sorry :(
MikeTS - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to johnny1:
> (In reply to Murko Fuzz)
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> Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

yes
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interdit - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Murko Fuzz:

When you say 'Hydraulics' I assume you are talking of brakes, rather than suspension?

Index of Zinn & Art of MTB Maintenance: (4th edition 2005)

Hydraulic brakes, 136, 174-78
bleeding/filling, 159-62
cutters, 19
Hope, 157
Magura, see Magura
Overhauling, 163-64
pads for, 162-63
releasing, 25-26, 136
rim brakes, 174-78

Hydraulic cylinders, 174, 305
Hydraulics 18, 338



Contents of Big Blue Book (2nd edition 2008)
Chapter 11 - Caliper Disc Brake System

Caliper types 142
Rotors 143
Hydraulic brake levers 144
Hydraulic disc calipers 144
alignment 145
Shimano 146
Magura 149
Hayes 150
Avid caliper brakes 151
Bleeding 152

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