Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Bikes: 2001 Tommasini Sintesi w/ Campagnolo Daytona 10 Speed
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1. You can hang out at Bicycle Express in San Jose, CA, located between 3rd and 4th Streets on William St. a few blocks south of San Jose State. Chuck, Eric and Jose loan out tools on a daily basis, and provide a box of small tools accessible at the counter. When things have slowed down, they'll provide tips, and sometimes come outside and provide a few pointers when someone has a question. There is often a customer out there who knows a thing or two who help out as well...
Be aware though that on Bike Party Friday starting about 4:00pm - it'll be jammed packed - cause everyone on the face of the planet will doing last minute tube, chain, pedal, crank and bottom bracket replacement.
2. You can arrange an appointment with me - possibly several - to do a few simple wheel related things.
- Lace a wheel
- Do rough true, tension and dish just to get on the road so to speak.
- Re-pack a hub - replace a freehub - remove a freewheel.
I won't bother with all the ERD, calculation stuff, unless you are really interested.
Phone number and email are at my website: http://www.mrrabbit.net/wheelsbyfleming.php
3. Dale Saso, longtime master framebuilder, someone who I know quite well resides only a mile from me in my neighborhood. He is always happy to meet someone who is motivated, willing to learn, take things seriously but with a humorous side was well - the art and craft of frame building.
He's a very busy guy - who does have periods where things have slowed down enough to set aside time for someone. So you'll have to be patient.
His email and phone number are on his website.
4000+ wheels built since 1984...
1. I do not claim to be an expert in bicycle mechanics despite my experience.
2. I like anyone will comment in other areas.
3. I do not own the preexisting concepts of DISH and ERD.
4. I will provide information as I always have to others that I believe will help them protect themselves from unscrupulous mechanics.
5. My all time favorite book is:
Kahane, Howard. Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life
Last edited by mrrabbit; 09-12-12 at 09:59 AM.