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    need class for bike mechanics

    Anyone have suggestions on getting more help with mechanics? I know REI gives classes once in awhile but it is hard to get signed up in time and I am 3 hours from one. I am planning on taking a long tour and I need to know a little more than I do. I can do the basics but would like more.

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    local shops do them. ask around. here in new england. shops rung classes during the winter off season to get some extra cash. look for co ops or non profits

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    Get yourself a junker bike, a basic toolkit, some space to work and go to the park tools site. Find the repair instructions and start ripping things apart. You'll figure it out as you go.

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    http://sheldonbrown.com/
    heres a great place to start
    Esspecialy if you have a junker to work on

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    Agree, thats the best way to do learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by lane View Post
    Get yourself a junker bike, a basic toolkit, some space to work and go to the park tools site. Find the repair instructions and start ripping things apart. You'll figure it out as you go.

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    if you're in a university town, see if there's a club, or adult extension course in bicycle repair.
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    I know Park Tool offers one at some bike shops. I wouldn't mind taking one if it were local, but I would hope it at least eventually goes beyond the basics that I already know.

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