Author Topic: Where to learn about bike parts?  (Read 6073 times)

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Offline momonbike

Where to learn about bike parts?
« on: October 24, 2005, 09:05:20 pm »
Help!  I need some ideas on references to learn about all the various components that make up a "bike" after selecting a frame.  I want to be able to at least converse with bike shops and know the purposes of cassettes and hubs and brakes and....much less the differences between a "105" and "dura ace".  Any pointers on where to start are greatly appreciated!  


Offline wanderingwheel

Where to learn about bike parts?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005, 10:10:32 pm »
All cyber cycling queries should start with Sheldon Brown ( www.sheldonbrown.com or www.harriscyclery.com ).  There's a lot of information so take your time and ask questions here if you're still stumped.  If you're looking for something a little more tactile, there are a number of good books out there. Some to look for include:

Effective Cycling
Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance / Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide

Sean


Offline momonbike

Where to learn about bike parts?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2005, 08:09:41 am »
Thanks so much - this is exactly what I needed!!  Next, I need the rainy weekend, so I won't feel guilty sitting down to read.  


Offline DaveB

Where to learn about bike parts?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 12:18:17 pm »
There is also the Park Tool website (www.parktool.com) that is a very valuable resource for bike repair and maintainance techniques.  You may not be interested in building a bike up yourself yet but knowing how it's done can be very useful information.


Offline Beep!Beep!

Where to learn about bike parts?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006, 10:56:16 am »
Can help with that if you e-mail me at tyredocter@hotmail.co.uk Richard Ballantine does a great book and can give the full name if you e-mail me.