Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, C Calvin Jones




  • Very comprehensive
  • Clear, informative photography


  • Pricey

Price as reviewed:


Just like their tools, this manual is costly, but if the quality of the advice matches up to our favourite blue spanners and Allen keys it’s a worthy investment. It didn’t disappoint.

The information is comprehensive and the photos, illustrated using Park’s products, naturally, are very informative.

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It’s a very dry read though with no surplus jocular frivolity à la For Dummies – although the more experienced home mechanic may prefer that.


If you're serious enough about repairing your own bike to invest in Park Tool, then this is a handy guide to get the most from them.