I would like to know some tips the lbs would like me to know but may not want to have to tell me.
I went in today and told them I was interested in helping out at the store, without any pay, so that I could learn from my mechanic about bikes and how to fix them. Everyone at the shop is great, all very friendly, and they also realise I am not a local. The language difference isn't an issue.
So, I do know that if I'm not being immediately helpful, I should stay out of the way. This I know from working behind a bar.
Any other tips for a wanna-be amateur mechanic?