So I have my nice Superbe and a CCM on the way (which will have been totally overhauled and taken apart/put back together by a bike nut), but now that I've been badly bitten by the bug, I really want to learn to do stuff to my bike.
The thing is that I am too scared to do anything to my 'nice' bike. I tried adjusting the hub and failed and took it to the LBS because it was unsafe (kept threatening to slip into neutral). I have some brake pads and new tires on the way so I will attempt to put them on myself. Actually I think the tires will be kind of a drag because of all the fenders, lights, etc etc that I have to deal with!
But what's the best way to really, really learn? Buy/procure some rust bucket and take it apart and put it back together (I'd be too scared to ruin something that is 'good')? Dive in at the deep end and get a frame and put all the stuff (haha, technical terms, huh?) on it?
Thanks, and I'd like to say that this is really one of the most newbie-friendly online forums I've been on (and I've been on quite a few, including some natural living ones, which should be friendly but aren't).