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Originally Posted by mcoine
Why not take your bike apart. That way its all clean, lubed, and tuned when you are done, and you will actually have to ride the bike you worked on.
The thought is to learn to work on a beater bike, so that your bike isn't out of commision. If you screw something up on your good bike, you might have to drop it off at the LBS for help.
With a beater bike, it doesn't matter how long it takes to fix it up.
Here's an idea. Find old beater bikes, fix them up and then sell them to neighborhood kids for what you spent on the parts to fix them.
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