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08-01-11, 10:45 PM
I just got a new bike for the first time in my adult life. I have discovered how fun, liberating, enjoyable, relaxing, strenuous, and adventurous cycling can be.
I ride a Norco XFR three on city roads, trails, and paths almost daily. I am interested on learning about how bikes work so I can get to know my bike better and one day be able to maintain and repair it.
I'm looking forward to learning and sharing on these forums. :)
08-01-11, 10:54 PM
Welcome to Bike Forums.
Do you know how to change a flat tire?
08-01-11, 10:59 PM
No :( Wanna teach me?
I have a rough idea on how to use a patch kit to get me home/to the LBS.
08-01-11, 11:07 PM
Best to practice in the comfort of you home.
08-01-11, 11:10 PM
Patch kit is for the tube not the tire, just a heads up :cheers: :thumb: :).
If you already know good for you, I was just making sure.
08-02-11, 08:05 AM
Howdy and welcome to the forums!
08-02-11, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome y'all!
08-03-11, 08:37 AM
check out bike pirates on bloor, just east of dufferin. volunteer/charity run shop.
take your bike in with any problems, tuning issues, upgrades, etc + they have all the tools/used parts you'll ever need to fix/upgrade your bicycle.
the amazing thing about the shop is that the volunteers will tell you exactly how to fix/upgrade your bike, while making you do it yourself. this is how i learned the basic/intermediate skills of bike maintenance. very laid back, easy going environment.
check out bike pirates here (http://bikepirates.com/)
glad you are so excited about biking!
08-03-11, 02:05 PM
Sign up for the next City of Toronto bike maintenance program...
08-05-11, 01:56 AM
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