Originally Posted by twowheeledfox
I would try Sheldon Brown-Bicycle Technical Information
It has info on almost all types of bicycles and rebuild/repair guides within. Spend some hours going through that site, than on the topic of motorbikes I am with Venice read through these forums for some hours too.
I would also pop into the local library, they always have books on bicycles.
I bought two very good ones last summer for a dollar a piece at a yard sale, if I can find them (might have given them away) I'll send them to you for the asking....I'll get back to you if I find them.