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Old 02-15-10, 07:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-15-10, 08:10 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-15-10, 08:28 PM   #3
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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.

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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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Old 02-15-10, 08:39 PM   #6
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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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