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 Post subject: 1960s Raleigh Glider
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:23 pm 
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I have a Raleigh Glider that my mom got in 1968. I love it and I ride it everywhere, but I really don't know anything about bicycle maintenance. I try finding information online but it's difficult to tell what actually applies to my bike, most info I find seems to be for more modern bikes. Can anyone recommend good books on vintage bicycle maintenance/repairs for a beginner? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: 1960s Raleigh Glider
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Zinn and the art of road bike maintenance

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 Post subject: Re: 1960s Raleigh Glider
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1960s Raleigh Glider
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Best guide to bike maintainance is the Barnett Manual, IMO.

You can subscribe for the most up to date version, but pdfs of the older versions may be available too.

Good luck,

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 Post subject: Re: 1960s Raleigh Glider
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Park tools site is full of top advice as well. Youtube also (bit hit and miss)


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 Post subject: Re: 1960s Raleigh Glider
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:48 pm 
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YouTube is also an endless source of information.


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 Post subject: Re: 1960s Raleigh Glider
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Thanks everyone! I've ordered a few books, hopefully with those and the internet I'll be able to make minor repairs on my own from now on


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