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

Big Blue Book, bicycle maintenance books
Cycling Weekly Verdict

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.

Reasons to buy
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    Very comprehensive

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    Clear, informative photography

Reasons to avoid
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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.

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.