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Zinn's Cycling Primer : Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists - Lennard Zinn

Zinn's Cycling Primer

Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists

Paperback Published: 16th June 2004
ISBN: 9781931382434
Number Of Pages: 220

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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.

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Praise for Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. "Whether someone is experienced at repairing bicycles or is just a weekend rider, this book includes everything to keep bikes rolling."

Initial setupp. 1
Saddle heightp. 2
Saddle fore, aft, and tilt positionp. 5
Handlebar reachp. 8
Handlebar height and tiltp. 12
Bike setup for aerodynamic time trialingp. 15
Bike setup for triathlonsp. 18
Setting up clip-in pedals and shoesp. 22
Orthoticsp. 25
Determining ideal crank lengthp. 28
Choosing the correct frame sizep. 32
Adjusting for leg-length discrepanciesp. 34
Haney's way : another bike setup methodp. 37
Other bike fit resourcesp. 45
Fine-tuning your bodyp. 51
Nutritionp. 52
Assessing your conditionp. 56
Raising your lactate thresholdp. 61
Improving your cycling economyp. 65
Training with a power meterp. 69
Overtraining, rest, and periodizationp. 72
Back pain and cyclingp. 75
Massage and recoveryp. 81
Stretchingp. 84
Core strengthening and injury preventionp. 87
Road bike skillsp. 93
Cornering, descending, and countersteeringp. 94
Climbingp. 98
Dressing for mountain riding and changing weatherp. 102
Racing!p. 105
Mountain bike skillsp. 109
Basic mountain bike skillsp. 110
Climbing steep trailsp. 114
Descending technical trailsp. 118
Doing a wheeliep. 121
Doing a bunny hopp. 123
Planks and high, skinny bridgesp. 125
Mastering drop-offsp. 127
Road bike maintenance and tuningp. 129
Small chainrings : road triples and compact-drive doublesp. 130
Tubular tires and wheelsp. 133
Upgrading campagnolo ergopower leversp. 137
Aerodynamic equipmentp. 142
Road and mountain bike maintenance and tuningp. 145
Using shims to fix what ails your bikep. 146
Frame geometry and bike stabilityp. 149
Changing a flat tire quicklyp. 154
Tightening boltsp. 158
Making your drivetrain last longerp. 161
Keeping your chain onp. 165
Mountain bike maintenance and tuningp. 169
Setting up and maintaining tubeless tiresp. 170
Setting up brake leversp. 176
Keeping your grips in placep. 179
Upgrading your bike to disc brakesp. 181
Truing wobbly disc brake rotorsp. 186
Suspension tuningp. 189
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ISBN: 9781931382434
ISBN-10: 1931382433
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 16th June 2004
Publisher: VeloPress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 17.8  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.43