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Knowledge is power.

As good as the industry's rapid technology evolution is for our experience on the bike, the constant changes make servicing and maintenance a hassle. Thankfully, though, Park Tool's Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, 3rd Edition is a complete, up-to-date repair manual for everyone from novices to veterans.

Written by Park Tool Director of Education, Calvin Jones, the Big Blue Book features step-by-step instructions on everything from trail-side repairs to major overhauls on road, mountain, and BMX bikes. The third edition adds Tubeless tire systems, 11-speed drivetrains, BB30 and PF30, along with many other detailed instructions to this respected reference book.

The book also contains headset standards and SHIS standards, along with updated torque and tool tables. Keep Park Tool's 3rd Edition of the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair in your home shop and you'll have the power to tackle any repair at arms length.

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3rd edition-solid resource...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I know my way enough around a bike to be dangerous when repairing or tearing things apart and rebuilding. Anybody can put a video on youtube on how to bleed brakes or rebuild a shock and I'm thankful they do, but having this as a reputable resource for reference is great. Bike technology changes rapidly so the pics and info sometimes gets dated with the 'old school' printed technology. But the basics of drivetrain maintenance are the same across 8, 9, 10, 11 and now 12 speed so don't be scared away thinking its dated material. And to that end, Park updates this periodically. I've got the 1st addition and now the 3rd edition (2013)--as expected, significant changes and updates between the two.

Great Resource for Great Bikes

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Definitely a really thorough and detailed resource for pretty much any bike repair/maintenance/build you would want to do.

Not going to be the most helpful for "simpler" bikes and there are a lot of superflous tasks (i.e., not everyone is going to make sure their new frame is aligned). But I think this book is worth it if you're serious about bike repair.

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Fun to use and not overly complicated

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've only pulled this thing out once or twice since I bought it but I like the layout and am glad it's there when I need it. Definitely a handy tool to have for those of us who don't have years of shop experience but still like to do as much of our own repairs as we can.

disappointed

    Ordered it because I thought it would help me learn more about simple fixes on my three bikes but its more for like people that have extremely expensive road bikes and didnt help me at all...I was so disappointed,,waste of my money

    So that is how it is supposed to be done

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    In the past an auto mechanic would fix a car based on experience. Now they won't do anything without following a written procedure. This book is that written procedure for bikes. Since starting to follow procedures in the book, my maintenance is more precise. Also it is nice to have an up-to-date reference guide in hand.