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    1. The Bicycling Guide to Complete
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    2. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey
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    3. The Cyclist's Training Bible
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    4. The Complete Book of Long-Distance
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    5. Barnett's Manual: Analysis and
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    6. Zinn and the Art of Road Bike
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    7. Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's
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    8. Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion
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    9. Training and Racing with a Power
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    10. Chasing Lance: The 2005 Tour de
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    11. The Lance Armstrong Performance
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    12. Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike
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    13. Andy Pruitt's Complete Medical
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    14. Mountain Bike!: A Manual of Beginning
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    15. Adventure Motorcycling Handbook,
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    16. Bicycling Magazine's Complete
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    19. Miles from Nowhere: A Round the
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    20. The Mountain Biker's Training

    1. The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair: For Road and Mountain Bikes(Expanded and Revised 5th Edition)
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (19 February, 2005)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 1579548830
    Sales Rank: 2712
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bicycle repair and maintenance
    Excellant manual! Great info and well illistrated. I use mine a lot!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book... could be better...
    This book does a great job covering everything basic to intermediate.I'd highly recommend it and I think that it's the best I've seen in this price range.It's not Barnett's manual but it is better than the Park tools and Zinn books in my opinion.I'd like to see more (and better quality) pictures.I've seen high rescolor pictures in books half this price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Complete, well-written, easy-to-understand.
    I like doing repairs and maintenance myself to save money. Now that I have a good bicycle, I want to service it myself. This repair manual is nice. It is full of good illustrations and pictures, tips, and advice. Most things are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. It's obvious that the author likes servicing bicycles, and that he wants the reader to enjoy it too. This makes the book pleasant reading material as well.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycles    2. Cycles - Repair And Maintenance Of Specific Models    3. Cycling - General    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Repair    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Cycling    10. Vehicle maintenance   


    2. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
    by Berkley Trade
    Paperback (04 September, 2001)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $11.20
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    Isbn: 0425179613
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong--a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover and win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its grueling intensity. Armstrong is a thoroughgoing Texan jock, and the changes brought to his life by his illness are startling and powerful, but he's just not interested in wearing a hero suit. While his vocabulary is a bit on the he-man side (highest compliment to his wife: "she's a stud"), his actions will melt the most hard-bitten souls: a cancer foundation and benefit bike ride, his astonishing commitment to training that got him past countless hurdles, loyalty to the people and corporations that never gave up on him. There's serious medical detail here, which may not be for the faint of heart; from chemo to surgical procedures to his wife's in vitro fertilization, you won't be spared a single x-ray, IV drip, or unfortunate side effect. Athletes and coaches everywhere will benefit from the same extraordinary detail provided about his training sessions--every aching tendon, every rainy afternoon, and every small triumph during his long recovery is here in living color. Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars trash
    we all know this story, but if you want to read a cocky, self absorbed version from lance's perspective pick this up. horribly written, some attempts are made at poeticism ("I keep riding, into the highest peering hills, up the pitch of a mountainside, where green leaves quiver in the cold sun") but overall i'd probably get more out of a 2 page summary of his life on wikipedia.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!
    Lance provides a lot of insight into his life, who he is, and how he became the greatest cyclist in the world in this book!This book covers his life from birth to the 2nd Tour de France win.The dedication he has to his job (cycling) is so impressive.A truly inspirational story....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic- One of the best books I have ever read
    I must say that this is easily one of the best books I have ever read, and probably the most inspirational.It delves deep into the realms of the human spirit, against the worst of odds.Lance Armstrong isn't just the single greatest athlete of our generation, hes an American hero, and he beat cancer.Yes, he did not just survive, he defeated it, and proved it can be done.I have never had cancer, I have never fought against unbelieveble odds.This man has, and he tells his story in a remarkable, touching, and humane way.Fantastic Read. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Armstrong, Lance    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Cancer    7. Cycling - General    8. Cyclists    9. Diseases - Cancer    10. Patients    11. Specific Groups - Special Needs    12. Sports - General    13. United States    14. Biography & Autobiography / Sports   


    3. The Cyclist's Training Bible
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (February, 2003)
    list price: $22.95 -- our price: $15.61
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    Isbn: 1931382212
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    "Periodization," nutrition, stretching, peaking--who knew that so much went into riding a bike? Joe Friel's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The most complete book there is...
    Better than the Carmichael books, hands down. If you are a noodle around cyclist...this is not for you. However, if you are willing to read the book, do the tests to determine your fitness, and then develop your plan, and stick to it, it will make you a much better cyclist. I went from the back of the pack, struggle to keep up cyclist(got dropped several times) last year, to a front of the pack, much stronger cyclist this year. A buddy and I put togather a program last fall, and followed it thru over the winter, and now we are much better and stronger. The only other factor in my improvement was probably my Computrainer, which I rode all winter long. The workouts, along with the computrainer did the trick. The only downside to the book is that to get the full value of it you need some way to measure watts, and if you don't have the needed equiptment, you may not get the full benefit.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    This is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to get into or improve on already existing road racing skills.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Much better than the competion
    I had read all the Chris Carmichael traning books, and found them lacking.There isn't enough detail about what lies behind his programs to allow one to adapt them very well.
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    Subjects:  1. Cycling    2. Cycling - General    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Training    6. Fitness training   


    4. The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling: Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride As Far As You Want
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (September, 2000)
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    Isbn: 1579541992
    Sales Rank: 5533
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, inspiring and motivating
    I was new to cycling, and I had no idea what I am doing, tried different sources of information, however nothing like this book, its very friendly and targeted towards beginners and even advanced cyclist, the book took me to a whole new level I would not even dream about, very simple and practical to use, unlike other books where they describe advanced training schedule that's not quiet possible if you are working or a full time student like me, it has chapter about female cyclists, very interesting and helpful. The book also describe nutrition thoroughly a subject always overlooked by beginners.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great training guide for any long distance ride
    I've recently decided to ride in my first 200 mile ride and thought I better prepare myself mentaly as well as physically.So I purchased this book.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Kind of Lame
    I did not get much out of this book.It looks like a lot of ideas were copied from long distance running data. Important issues like clipless pedals were skimmed over. Also I would like to have seen a chapter on common breakdowns and how to avoid them.Training and nutrition were discussed to death..... ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Cycling    2. Cycling - General    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Training   


    5. Barnett's Manual: Analysis and Procedures for Bicycle Mechanics (4 Vol. Set)
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (October, 2003)
    list price: $124.95 -- our price: $78.72
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    Isbn: 1931382298
    Sales Rank: 113239
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars This is not the newest edition......
    Be careful with this purchase, because, although the price
    5-0 out of 5 stars EXPENSIVE ??- THINK AGAIN !!
    This is the BICYCLE REPAIR/MAINTENCE BIBLE!!!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Best bicycle repair manuals out there !!
    At over 1000 pages (grease-resistant), a binding format that separates this massive book into four easy-to-handle volumes (and allows you to transfer the pages to a ring-binder, if preferred), every little detail the novice needs, all the advanced information the experienced mechanic wants, quick-find chapter dividers, and comprehensive coverage of all parts of the bike and all technologies are just some of the features that make this manual the bicycle tool you can't do without.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycles    2. Cycling - General    3. Engineering - Mechanical    4. General    5. Handbooks, manuals, etc    6. Maintenance and repair    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Cycling    10. Reference works   


    6. Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance (2nd Edition)
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (09 November, 2005)
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    Isbn: 1931382697
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    LennardZinn is a cycling god. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Bike Maintenance books
    "ZINN& the Art ofRoad Bike Maintenance"2nd Edition,by Lennard Zinn
    4-0 out of 5 stars Bicycle repair and maintenance
    Excellent book with great information. Could be illistrated a little better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best
    Best aspect of the book is it doesn't try to cover road bikes and mountain bikes.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycles    2. Cycling - General    3. Maintenance and repair    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Cycling    7. Sports & Recreation / Cycling    8. Vehicle maintenance   


    7. Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (14 June, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0060734973
    Sales Rank: 10118
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An inspiring look at a "pure" champion.
    If you have one shred of competitive nature in your soul, this book will dig it out.Any sportsman will reminisce about your times in competition and realize that your true potential was only partially realized.Respect for Armstrong's discipline and focus is commanded and you'll be awestruck by the rigors of his training.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative, but at times overwritten

    4-0 out of 5 stars Educating and entertaining for even the non-cyclist
    I am not a cyclist enthusiast, but became kind of a fan of Armstrong after reading "It's Not About the Bike".This is a different type of book.Where that one focused on his upbringing, his passion for the sport and ofcourse his battle with cancer, this book focuses on one tour year.Mr. Coyle was the embedded and welcomed author travelling around with Armstrong's team, which gave him access to much of his life during the tour.A lot of the book focused on the competition Lance faced and it was very interesting how each rider's style was broken down, what his strengths and weaknesses were and most interesting, what their "tells" were (the small, sometimes imperceivable hints that show others that he is starting to break down in a race).This ultimately is when he is "attacked".The best part of the book was the physiology part regarding Lance, his body type and the attributes he has that has allowed him to repeatedly win the Tour.It was this scientific look at the kilowatts he generates per stroke of the pedal, the fact that his body does not produce lactic acid on the scale of the normal person, how his lungs are more efficient as well as his heart, etc, that I personally found to me the most interesting.The author also deals with the steroid controversy, it's authors and how Lance deals with it and the repeated testing he is subjected too.
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    Subjects:  1. (2004)    2. Armstrong, Lance    3. Biography    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography And Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Cycling    8. Cycling - General    9. Cyclists    10. Sports    11. Sports & Recreation    12. Sports - General    13. Tour de France (Bicycle race)    14. United States    15. Sports & Recreation / General   


    8. Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (08 August, 2006)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $17.71
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    Isbn: 159486506X
    Sales Rank: 238203
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have photo book for any Lance Armstrong fan.
    This book is really a must have for any Armstrong fan. In this book he recalls his cycling career from 1992 up to 2003 where he won is 5th Tour De France placing him on cycling's hall of fame with the other 5 time winners. Loaded with lots of his photos in action I give this book a two thumbs up! Viva Le Lance!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
    What a wonderful way to honor the 7-time Tour de France champ.The photography is awesome, and the book does a great job of capturing images of Lance at every stage throughout his amazing journey, both in the Tour and in life.Much more then just your average coffee table book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing photos by Graham Watson
    This is a beautiful book that highlights Lance Armstrong's career in photographs and words. For everyone who considers Lance Armstrong a hero and best athlete in the world, this is the book for you. Highly recommended. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Cycling    2. Cycling - General    3. Photo Techniques    4. Photoessays & Documentaries    5. Photography    6. Photography Of Specific Subjects    7. Subjects & Themes - Sports    8. Biography: sport    9. Sports & Recreation / Cycling   


    9. Training and Racing with a Power Meter
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (28 January, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1931382794
    Sales Rank: 4339
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Must-read book for power meter users
    If you presently train with a power meter on your bike or are thinking of getting one, this is a must-read book.Authors Hunter Allen and Dr. Andy Coggan are eminently qualified to write this book which is the first full-length book devoted solely to the subject of training (and racing) with an on-bike power meter.Hunter allen is a full time coach of cyclists and triathletes who uses the power meter as a key element in his training approach.Dr. Coggan is renowned as a widely published exercise physiologist and is also an avid master's cyclist.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Book on Cycling Training With Power - Finally!!
    To understand where I am coming from: I am a licensed cycling coach and serious cyclist.I've been using a bicycle power meter (PowerTap) for years, and training with an indoor power-based trainer for even longer.For full disclosure, I have also met both authors in-person, and I know one of the authors quite well.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycles    2. Cycling - General    3. Sport Riding And Racing    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Training    7. Sports & Recreation / Cycling   


    10. Chasing Lance: The 2005 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's Ride of a Lifetime (with 20 photos included)
    by Little, Brown and Company
    Hardcover (01 December, 2005)
    list price: $23.95 -- our price: $17.48
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    Isbn: 0316166235
    Sales Rank: 320613
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars a unique perspective
    Considering the wealth of information about Lance in other venues, this is a refreshing and unique perspective of the Tour with Lance as more of a backdrop and unifying theme.Definitely a more humanistic side is examined, and it satisfied my interest in more about the "behind the scenes" of the Tour.Reading Mr. Dugard's articles during the 2006 Tour were similarly incitefull and prompted me to read his book which was equally educational and entertaining.

    4-0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars... Pleasant read about experiencing the Tour up close
    The 2005 Tour will always be remembered as Lance's last grand stand in the Tour de France, winning an improbable (and most likely never to be equalled record) 7th straight win. It made for great TV viewing (as I experienced it).
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book About The Tour Experience
    Marty Dugard does a great job capturing the ambience of this amazing race in print.I've been to the last 10 Tours and what I remember most about my trips to France are the kinds of episodes Mr. Dugard shares with his readers in this book.For those who love the race, it's more than just 189 guys in tight pants crawling up the Galibier; it's the countryside and the food and the spectators and the publicity caravan and 342 days of looking forward to the next Tour.Dugard captures all of it.I'll be there again this year and CHASING LANCE has already got me stoked. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. (2005)    2. Armstrong, Lance    3. Cycling    4. Cycling - General    5. Cyclists    6. Description And Travel    7. Essays & Travelogues    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation    10. Tour de France (Bicycle race)    11. France    12. Sports & Recreation / General   


    11. The Lance Armstrong Performance Program: Seven Weeks to the Perfect Ride
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (August, 2000)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 1579542700
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    It's hard to argue with success; it's even tougher to emulate it. But ifyou want to train like a Tour de France winner, you couldn't do much better thanlearning the tricks of the trade from two-time champion (1999 and 2000) LanceArmstrong.Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Junk
    I planned to write that this book is useless, but it is actually worse - it is downright annoying. Unless you are interested in how Lance surfs the net after a training ride or who his girlfriend is, you will find it far too vague to be of any value.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A "must have" for every cyclist
    Lance's name and picture on the book's cover has the major selling appeal. However, it's also the book's drawback. Why? The book says that "inside you find the exercises, ridind schedules, endurance builders, and mental tricks that brought Lance back to the pinnacle of cycling". Sorry, but you will not find this in the book. The book is obviously written by Chris Charmichal, not Lance. You will find in the book every aspect of cycling a beginner should know. An expert that lacks training discipline will also find the book very usefull. But as mentioned before, you will not find Lance's training regiment to win Tour the France. If the book have had the following title, "The Chris Carmichael Performance Program for Cyclists", it should have earned 5 stars. As a "Lance Armstrong Performance Program", it earns just 4.

    5-0 out of 5 stars addicted to cycling
    this is a fabulous training guide for anyone who is addicted to cycling ... who needs a runner's high when they can spin/cycle?the drills included in the boook are amazing.great book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bicycle racing    2. Cycling - General    3. General    4. Nutrition    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Training    8. Cycling    9. Fitness training   


    12. Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
    by Velo Press
    Paperback (10 April, 2005)
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    Isbn: 193138259X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Lennard Zinn explains that it doesn't take special skills to learn how to care for one's bike, only "a passion for spreading new grease on old parts." Clearly, his ambition is to share with newcomers the Zen-like joy of bike maintenance. But it's seasoned bike mechanics that should be tripping over each other for a copy of this comprehensive and ambitious manual. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Still the best guide, but ...
    If this the first Zinn MTB maintenance guide you buy, you'll find tons of useful info. If you own the previous version, you'll see most of the material remains the same. The major (and welcome addendum) is the inclusion of rear shocks. However, few models are covered. For front shocks, there is still major and extended references to old forks, which I am in doubt ifpeople still use them, and superficial reviews for new ones. There are a few new items added like tuning rear shocks, Stan Notubes, slime, tubeless etc - but this info is readily available inweb sites. Overall I give this book 4 stars average - five if this is going to be your first copy, three if you have already one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential
    I have to say before getting this book I was a little worried it would be to advanced for someone so mechanically challanged to follow but it details just about every thing you would ever want to do on a bike that even someone like me can follow.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Benefits for both Veterans and Rookies
    As a rookie, I first checked out the second edition Zinn from the local public library - it taught me the basics of adjusting the limit screws on my derailleur and how to replace spokes on my rigid frame mountain bike.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycles    2. Cycle Repair And Maintenance    3. Cycling - General    4. Cycling - Mountain Biking    5. Handbooks & Manuals    6. Motorcycles - Repair & Maintenance    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Mountain / off-road cycling    10. Vehicle maintenance   


    13. Andy Pruitt's Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (28 February, 2006)
    list price: $18.95 -- our price: $12.32
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    Isbn: 1931382808
    Sales Rank: 13386
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful and helpful
    This is a book that every cyclist should have.It is very simply written and set up to be easy to access timely information.It is especially helpful in setting up your bike to avoid injuries that you may not even know you are causing. It is now my goal to go to Colorado and be set up and evaluated on the bike.I am an aging cyclist (almost 60!!!) and this book has increased my hope that this injury prone body will push my bike for years to come.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Expert Advice
    Andy's advice has helped me successfully recover from pulled muscles, a strained knee, and more recently the cleat position of my bike shoes.His advice will well proven and since I personally know Andy, he 'practices what he preaches' which gives even more credibility to his expert instruction.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
    I was evaluated by Andy in the early 90s for IT Band Syndrome. There is no more knowledgable person on the practicalities of cycling biomechanics than Andy. This book contains a huge amount of information on bike fit, injury prevention, and injury treatment. I recommend this book for every cyclist of any caliber who has questions about fit or injury.
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    Subjects:  1. Cycling    2. Cycling - General    3. Cycling accidents    4. Health aspects    5. Physiological aspects    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Sports Medicine    9. Sports & Recreation / Cycling    10. Sports injuries & medicine   


    14. Mountain Bike!: A Manual of Beginning to Advanced Technique
    by Menasha Ridge Press
    Paperback (01 May, 1992)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.17
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    Isbn: 0897321146
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    At first glance, you may think that Nealy isn't serious about teaching riding skills. The hand-printed pages--colored with hilarious animations--give the guide a comic-book appearance. But instead of assaulting his readers with dry chapters on technique, Nealy leads his readers on an entertaining tour of the mountain-biking world and how to survive it. He explains how to bunny hop, how to downhill, how to ride powerfully, and how to crash with style. He also includes a "Stupid Bike Tricks" section. One trick, The Invisible Mountain Biker, explains how to jump off of your bike and let it glide, unmanned, Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Kids book
    Personally I found the style of this book irritating. Its 100% hand written text and cartoons, which don't provide a lot of detail and the jokes were lame. The information is not incorrect - I just found it didn't have enough detail to replicate the moves. And its old... eg, the importantance of pedals with toe clips! Best left for the kids

    5-0 out of 5 stars Funny with Great illustrations and Information!
    Love this book! It's a classic. I have bought it for many friends when they buy their first mountain bike.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Are you Kidding?!
    If you only have one book in your personal mtn bike library, this is the one.Funny!Interesting!Great illustrations!Originally purchased back in the old school days of the sport and is still the number one to have, mine is on the coffee table...and another copy in the office... ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. All terrain cycling    2. Cycling    3. Cycling - General    4. Mountaineering    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Sports & Recreation / Cycling   


    15. Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, 5th: Worldwide Motorcycling Route & Planning Guide
    by Trailblazer Publications
    Paperback (01 August, 2005)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 1873756801
    Sales Rank: 10233
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The bible for adventure motorcycling
    I read this book and fount a wealth of information about how to organize travels - infos that I was unable to find on the web until I bought the book.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, a must have for dual sport touring enthusiasts
    If your planning a trip, this is a must have.Covers everything from bikes, upgrades to them, paperwork, riding gear i.e. luggage, clothing and how to pack it all in.Also what to expect while travelling through various countries.General maps of possible tours through 5 continents.How to handle border officials and what to look out for.Stories of travellers and their experience while riding.Even if your a seasoned motorcycle traveller you will still find it an informative and interesting read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Adveture Motorcycling Handbook
    I found Adventure Motorcycling Handbook to be an excellent guide in helping me plan my upcoming world tour.Beyond the dos and don't of where to go, the "Equipment Checklist" and the pages with profiles of the Riders/Equipment/Adventures offered it oodles of information to help determine many of the factors required to take a safe and fun trip.I would recommend this book to anyone planning for such an adventure.It is also enjoyable for those who are in any way, shape or form passionate about world travel and motorcycling.Nice job Chris Scott! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Automotive    2. General    3. Motor Sports    4. Motorcycle Racing    5. Motorcycles - General    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Transportation    9. Cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading    10. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY    11. Travel / General   


    16. Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills: Your Guide to Riding Faster, Stronger, Longer, and Safer
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (January, 1998)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 0875964869
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Maybe you're a novice who has yet to squeeze into that first pair of sexy Lycra shorts. Or perhaps you're a seasoned racer who is seeking ways to become stronger and faster. Whatever the case, you will be well served by Ed Pavelka's comprehensive guide, which takes the reader on a highly readable ride through road cycling--from the basics of handling and maintenance to the subtle intricacies of racing. Instead of asking the reader to take his word on every subject, Pavelka has gathered a cast of Olympians and renowned mechanics to tackle whichever topic reflects his or her strongest suit. Besides the basics, chapters also include in-depth advice on sprinting, hill climbing, using heart monitors effectively, training indoors during the wintry months, and even surviving your commute in the concrete jungle. If that's not enough, Pavelka has devoted an entire section to medical concerns, including overtraining, sore knees, and saddle sores. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A good encouragement to cycle more
    Some have criticized this book as if it has little useful to say.But, I found it quite helpful, and I have been cycling for most of the last forty years.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Literary equivalent to the energy bar
    This book is broken down into short chapters which can each be read in about three to five minutes.Like Bicycling magazine itself, it manages to be accurate and somewhat helpful, albeit completely insubstantial.I found that reading this book inspired me to ride, which is always a good thing. The subject of road cycling, however, is treated in such a superficial and scattershot manner that the book will probably be of little long term benefit.Like a cliff bar, it's sugary, fast acting, short term fuel for the road.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A good book for the the strait racing bike.
    This book was written primarily for the strait road/race bicycle, (the one with the curved handlebars). If this is your bike Irecommend it, even more so if you intend to race. However, except for a brief topic of converting a mountain bike for the road, there is no mention of hybrids in the book. Maybe the book was made before they were available, hence the info on converting a mountain bike for the road. If you have a road bike with upright handlebars, (hybrid, comfort, touring), you won't find any mention of your bike in the book. And the pictures and info in the chapter on bicycle parts is all geared toward the road/racing bike.
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    17. The Bicycle Wheel 3rd Edition
    by Not Avail
    Hardcover (June, 1993)
    list price: $24.99 -- our price: $24.99
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    Isbn: 0960723668
    Sales Rank: 28225
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good but I'd like an update and correction
    Unlike some reviewers who would like to see Brandt describe and bless novel spoking patterns, I concur with his recommendation of traditional spoking. The traditional tangent tension-spoked wheel is one of the most elegant and efficient structures ever devised. A wheelbuilder may choose a rim, hub and spokes at will and so, construct wheels of many kinds that are not available commercially. With skill and care, an amateur may build wheels of professional quality. The traditional wheel may be built to the desired degree of ruggedness vs. weight, and if damaged, can often be made usable with an emergency repair or adjustment.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible
    Jobst Brandt may be an extremely cranky on-line persona, but this book is the best guide to how bicycle wheels work. The section on theory is clear and easy to read. I was able to lace, true and ride a wheel based on the instructions found here.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The wheel building bible
    Without a doubt, this is the accepted resource for wheel builders.I think the book is a well-written information source for the new and experienced builder.If you want to know how wheels work, this book is for you.The engineering explanations are useful and detailed.Some feel the author is a little old fashioned in his view point on new products and wheel design.That viewpoint is implied in a few places in the book, but I don't feel it is over emphasized. ... Read more

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    18. Pedal
    by powerHouse Books
    Paperback (May, 2006)
    list price: $29.95 -- our price: $19.77
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    Isbn: 1576873145
    Sales Rank: 56442
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars PEDAL is powered by the NY city streets... deep in the funk.
    This DVD is for all those interested in the subculture of bicycles, not just bike messengers or track bikes, but fighting for space with cars/taxi cabs, pedestrians and the police. This documentary is fast paced alongside those in the messenger (outlaw) community, and shows the true grit of the rotten apple. While the book has very little text, the small amount is amazing, and it is covered with beautiful pictures of roudy messengers competing in the Bike Messenger World Championships. A MUST BUY FOR ANY BICYCLE ENTHUSIAST. Definitely worth watching over and over again. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bicycle messengers    2. Bicycles    3. Cycling - General    4. Individual Photographer    5. New York    6. New York (State)    7. Photoessays & Documentaries    8. Photography    9. Pictorial works    10. Sports    11. Sports & Recreation    12. Subjects & Themes - Sports    13. Cycling    14. Photographs: portraits   


    19. Miles from Nowhere: A Round the World Bicycle Adventure
    by Mountaineers Books
    Paperback (January, 1985)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $12.37
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    Isbn: 0898861098
    Sales Rank: 77551
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An easy, captivating read -
    I've never done one of these online reviews before, but this book should get more attention.I wish I always had a book on hand like this, that I was so actively interested in.I would give family a running update on what Larry and Barb were doing at a given point in the book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars I wanted to meet her; I considered Barbara my new best friend
    Wow, even though this book was written some time ago, I felt a connection to Barbara Savage.She was open about life, and funny too.From the moment I started reading about her adventures I couldn't put the book down.I wish that I had never read the outside back cover of the book, however.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The center of being
    It has been over 20 years since we read this book._I_ read it in preparation for a 4 month trip through and across western Europe._She_ read it because I recommended it.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycle touring    2. Bicycles and bicycling    3. Cycling - General    4. General    5. History    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Travel - General    9. Travel writing   


    20. The Mountain Biker's Training Bible: A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Mountain Biker
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (June, 2000)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 1884737714
    Sales Rank: 51727
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars What it claims to be
    I raced to win the overall expert category title in my age group in the Intermountain Cup Race Series (the tri-state race series for Utah, Wyoming, Idaho) in 2002. How? Hard work, natural ability, and this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars It made me faster and last longer!
    I began mountain biking February of this year('03).I threw up on my first ride.I raced my first race in April and came in 22nd of 24 finishers.I bought this book in May.About five months later I was flying through our local tough park, Markham maintained by ClubMud.org (believe it or not we have some decent cross country MTB parks in Florida).I went from a best single lap of over an hour to multiple laps of 45mins each.In the fall Ford Tough Series I placed 2nd overall in my category (Men Beginner 30-34).What a rush!5-0 out of 5 stars BEST I'VE READ
    Great book for putting together a training program!Most others simply aren't clear.The charts, graph and sample program schedules are very helpful if preparing for and upcoming season.Bottom line - Start with this traing booke first, you won't be disappointed! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. All terrain cycling    2. Cycling    3. Cycling - General    4. Cycling - Mountain Biking    5. Exercise    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Training    9. Mountain / off-road cycling    10. Sports training & coaching   


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