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    Where to locate info??

    where can i find out general things about mountain biking. Im new to the game and want to learn as much as i can. I have learned alot from this site so far. I would like to know about how to maintain bikes, work on them, what to take with me on rides, tips, ways to do things the right way from maintance on my bike to riding skills, types of bike parts.... all things related i guess?
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    Go to the book store... Sports section,,, Bicycles... tons of good stuff to get started.

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    Actually, forums like this one are an excellent resource. Another good one is www.mtbr.com it has reviews and products to research.

    Just ask away. If we know, we'll tell you. If we don't, we'll point you in the right direction.

    L8r
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    Ive learnt alot from these forums... ive also read loads of magazines about building bikes and read reveiws... thx for the idea of going to the library... i never thought of that one ANother good way is just experience... fiddle about on an old bike if u have one and rip it apart and maintain it and put it back together... then if u wreck it when pulling it apart u dont have to worry
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    thanks.... yeah, im worried that if i break something i may not have the right stuff to fix it. Like right now, i dont even know how to fix my tire if i get a flat. I have Tubeless right now. I dont like not knowing how to do or fix something... anyone recommend a good magazine?

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    Dirt Rag if you can get it. Not a lot of places carry it. I do think it's worth a subscription. for info check out www.dirtragmag.com

    For maintenance, check out the bicycle mechanics forum, at the top there are all the chapters of Barnette's manuals. They're great with a lot of useful info. Also check out http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQindex.shtml

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    amc5,

    Are you looking for really technical info? You could always visit the Park Tool Company's website. They have some good stuff. Also, I kinda' like this guy's site:

    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/index.htm

    In fact, his site is how I found this forum (a long search on google never turned up this site). As for being afraid of wrecking the parts by working on them... you have to start somewhere... I took apart my RockShox pilot XC fork (never even owned a suspension fork before) and managed to fix a problem with it bottoming out halfway through the travel on my first try... Bikes are simple creatures... Kinda' like my Jeep Wrangler; simple and easy to work on (which it seems to need a lot of lately). Good luck!
    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Specialized P.2, Kona Coiler.

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