Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes: heh, like that info would fit here...
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yep, lots of people can.
On the internet, www.sheldonbrown.com
is a bit of a bike guru, has lots and lots of useful information (lots of it non-standard info that you won't find anywhere else) and even pops in here to answer personal questions every couple of days.
The park tools website www.parktool.com
has detailed, picture-filled guides for fixing just about everything on a bike.
In person, you usually have to pay. Lots of wrenches will give you one-on-one instruction for a price, just ask at your shop or post an ad. Alternatively, many shops and orgs offer free classes in bike repair (generally covering several weeks, 2 hours/week, one system at a time (brakes, shifters, hubs, etc.)) With bike-to-work month coming up, there are likely to be more resources like this now than any other time in the year. Depends on where you live, though.