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how many simply do there own mechanical work, trust only yourself basically.

Old 02-23-15, 07:15 AM
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I build my own. So I guess you could say I do my own work.
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Old 03-03-15, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by basqueonacaad View Post
No shop will ever touch my bike. Ever.
Same here, and new "blue" addition will make everything much easier than ever before...

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Old 03-03-15, 07:17 PM
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After reading this, I feel like a complete loser.
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Old 03-03-15, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by VNA View Post

If it does not require a PHD I will do it and a bicycle maintenance!
Every PHD I've ever worked with is completely dangerous around tools of any kind!


The only thing I've ever had a bike shop do is install a cartridge BB in an old Schwinn. That's because it involved taping new threads in the frame and I couldn't buy the tap for what he charged to install it.
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Old 03-03-15, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by TGT1 View Post
Every PHD I've ever worked with is completely dangerous around tools of any kind.
How rude!
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Old 03-03-15, 07:58 PM
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I have a background in automotive repair. I do almost all my own work, and repairs for my friends that ride with me on a regular basis. The only thing I did not do was build/repair wheels. I picked up an older Park TS-2, so I'm now truing wheels & looking into dish gauge & spoke tension gauge so I can try my hand at building some wheels in the future.
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Originally Posted by TGT1 View Post
Every PHD I've ever worked with is completely dangerous around tools of any kind!
Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
How rude!
Rude? Nah... True? Possibly...
Maybe TGT1s PHD friends were not the sharpest tools in the tool box.
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Old 03-03-15, 09:00 PM
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After completed a 4 week bike mechanic class I'm better prepared to tackle most jobs. Plus I got feedback sport bike stand, park tool home kit, and got the big blue park tool book. Which I recommend to any beginner or pro mechanic as it's good reference. Park Tool Co. » Park Tool Co.
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I normally do everything except install BBs and headsets. Not worth it to me to buy special tools for the few times I need that done, plus BB installs keep changing. My work has been much more reliable than any LBS I've used. One does need a stand and somewhere to work.
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Old 03-04-15, 07:47 AM
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While I have done my own stuff in the past, when I was racing we had mechanics. They were professionals that could do the work correctly much faster than I could. These days I am fortunate to have a close friend who used to wrench for a couple of teams, so he does the work and I slide him a few bucks. I just do not have the time, he does this all the time and I'd rather be riding a bike than fixing one.

He's the da Vinci of wrapping bar tape. He gets it exactly the way I want it.

We see some pretty interesting home repairs. But we will teach any customer how to fix their own bike, from a to z.
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I do all my own work exclusively... but then I'm a LBS mechanic as well.
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