Hello, I want to learn how to service my bikes, so I thought I'd ask you guys a couple of questions.
First, I have an old Trek road bike that is going to be my guinea pig. I wanted to start by taking the whole thing apart and re-painting the frame. Where can I buy the paint to do this? Would a car-parts place like Checker be a good place to look? Do I have to take the old paint off somehow? My landlady suggested that I take it to an auto shop and have them paint it, do they do that sort of thing? I dunno about that, though, I want this to be my project, and if it's possible for me to come out with a decent looking bike, I want to do it myself.
Another question is if you guys could please recommend a good all-around tool kit to buy. I only have regular household-type tools and a couple of small multi-tools for bikes, so I really need a decent start-up kit.
Lastly, do I need anything else to get started? Do I need a stand, for instance? And if so, what would you recommend?
Thanks a ton! I really appreciate it!