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Old 01-13-08, 12:40 AM   #1
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recommend resources for an aspiring bike mechanic

Hello,

I'm aspiring to become a weekend bike mechanic and I need to be pointed twards some learning resources. I spent the better part of 10years as an auto mechanic, so I have good mechanical proficiency and lots of tools already. My guineapig bike is a Specialized Allez M2 comp.

Thanks in advance for any input!
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Old 01-13-08, 04:08 AM   #2
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Take a look at www.bikeschool.com. Or see is your local bike store offers Park Tool School.
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Check your local bike shops and ask if they're hiring part time bike builders. That's the absolute best way to learn.
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My bike repair bible> http://www.parktool.com/products/det...9&item=BBB%2D1
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Take a look at www.bikeschool.com. Or see is your local bike store offers Park Tool School.
+1 I did their one-week beginner's course last summer. Well worth it. Also, Ashland OR is just a cool place to hang out for a while. You'd probably be interested in their two-week professional course.
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Hello,

I'm aspiring to become a weekend bike mechanic and I need to be pointed twards some learning resources. I spent the better part of 10years as an auto mechanic, so I have good mechanical proficiency and lots of tools already. My guineapig bike is a Specialized Allez M2 comp.

Thanks in advance for any input!
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