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13/10/2003 at 16:43
Trying to find a manual / book on the more sophisticated aspects of setting up the bike, and bike building. All the ones I have so far found have been elementary in the extreme.
Any ideas???
13/10/2003 at 16:45
it's all common sense.

honest ;)
13/10/2003 at 16:46
Richard's Bike book got me started, er, 24 years ago.
French champion Bernard Hinault's done a book with some diagrams for frame sizing postion etc, called Road Racing technique and training.
cougie    pirate
13/10/2003 at 17:08
Richard's Bike Book was the best. I read that over and over again when I was ickle.

Actual Bike Building, as in brazing and stuff ?? Errrr. Try Amazon ? Or go on the cycling newsgroups ?
13/10/2003 at 17:19
Not actual brazing & stuff. You can't beat the experts.
I want an airborne frame and put all the bits on I want, no compromise
WildWill    pirate
13/10/2003 at 18:27
Haynes Bike book
14/10/2003 at 16:07
Have just come across:
www.manual.filetap.com
seems pretty good from first glance
Might do me,
THanks
cougie    pirate
15/10/2003 at 09:05
Good luck, although not sure how useful a book would be for this kind of thing.

Books rarely recommend actual compnents to put on the bike, as the bits change all the time. Is it the saddle height, bar width, stem length you are after ?
15/10/2003 at 10:38
Leonard Zinn's book? More maintainance though, but nice

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