Zinn's Cycling Primer

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Zinn's Cycling Primer

Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists

By Lennard Zinn

VeloPress, Paperback, 9781931382434, 200pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2004


A complete guide to the sport and pastime, Zinn's Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists is for the novice and aficionado alike. The book includes routine bicycle maintenance tips, simple tricks to fix troublesome quirks, and tutorials to help increase cycling performance. The focus is on both learnable skills and understanding components and hardware. Specific units range from improving pedal stroke and building a disc brake rear wheel to setting up clip-in pedals and shoes and mastering technical uphills. Famous athletes and mechanics provide special insight, and accompanying photographs clearly illustrate each procedure. Aimed at road and mountain cyclists as well as triathletes, this book presents valuable information in a format that's fun and easy to grasp.

About the Author
Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. A professional frame builder and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer for "Velo" magazine, VeloNews.com, and Singletrack.com. His other books include "Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, " "Zinn's Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, "and" The Mountain Bike Owner's Manual". Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for over 50 years.