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Old 08-01-11, 09:45 PM   #1
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Hello from Toronto!

I just got a new bike for the first time in my adult life. I have discovered how fun, liberating, enjoyable, relaxing, strenuous, and adventurous cycling can be.

I ride a Norco XFR three on city roads, trails, and paths almost daily. I am interested on learning about how bikes work so I can get to know my bike better and one day be able to maintain and repair it.

I'm looking forward to learning and sharing on these forums.
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Old 08-01-11, 09:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

Do you know how to change a flat tire?
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Old 08-01-11, 09:59 PM   #3
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No Wanna teach me?

I have a rough idea on how to use a patch kit to get me home/to the LBS.
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Old 08-01-11, 10:07 PM   #4
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Best to practice in the comfort of you home.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzqjoFAXA5I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9byRp...eature=related
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Old 08-01-11, 10:10 PM   #5
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Patch kit is for the tube not the tire, just a heads up .
If you already know good for you, I was just making sure.

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Old 08-02-11, 06:10 AM   #6
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Old 08-02-11, 07:05 AM   #7
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Old 08-02-11, 09:05 PM   #8
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Thanks for the warm welcome y'all!
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Old 08-03-11, 07:37 AM   #9
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welcome!

check out bike pirates on bloor, just east of dufferin. volunteer/charity run shop.

take your bike in with any problems, tuning issues, upgrades, etc + they have all the tools/used parts you'll ever need to fix/upgrade your bicycle.

the amazing thing about the shop is that the volunteers will tell you exactly how to fix/upgrade your bike, while making you do it yourself. this is how i learned the basic/intermediate skills of bike maintenance. very laid back, easy going environment.

check out bike pirates here

glad you are so excited about biking!
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Old 08-03-11, 01:05 PM   #10
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Old 08-04-11, 09:06 PM   #11
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