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Old 12-14-14, 08:06 AM
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Hi all from IL

Hi,
Just a little background... For a while I had encouraged my dad to start up working on bicycles for a hobby.. There is no real bike mechanics for miles.. After working on his 6 boys bikes for years I thought he had plenty of skill in straightening frames and replacing spokes and all other things a kid could do to a bike!! Anyhow he died of a massive heart attack about 2 years ago and never got to do it.. SO here I am 46 yrs old (married, 1 daughter) starting what he was to do!! I am slowly learning all I can about bike repair and scounging for tools (limited budget),, I am hoping to learn alot from all of you.. I have had my first repair... a muntain bike with stuck cables for a gentelman... Here I go!! wish me luck!

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Good luck from St. Louis! It is a fun hobby and can become a great passion. Feel free to ask repair questions in the Bicycle Mechanics forum. Also, lots of websites to look at including Sheldon Brown, Park Tools, etc. plus there are tons of repair videos on Youtube.com. Some better than others, but a good start anyways.

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Hello from about 15 miles east of St. Louis on the Illinois side.
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