I want to take a course. When I lived in Chicago, there was an organization called Cycling Sisters that had an open workshop once a week. You could use their tools, and be surrounded by people who knew a lot more than I did and could help out as you learned to do the work. There is an open workshop near me here, too, but it's a 45+ minute drive, so I've never gone.
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I do basic repair myself such as fixing a flat. Other than that I have my LBS take care of. A friend and I took a basic repair class for women that Bikeworks had . We both found it very helpful. I would recommend that you all see if your local LBS provides something similar.
Thanks for all the good ideas.. the You Tube video was helpful but my problem is a bit more complicated.. and unfortunately, I was not successful in my first attempt at repairing.. I did find that my local vo-tech offers a basic and advanced Bicycle maintenance and repair class.. so I'm going to sign up for the next one.. in the meantime, off to my LBS for assistance.
Bike on! Anne
Unbroken Annie (Oklahoma)
**There will be a day when I can no longer do this. Today is not that day. **The only person who can beat me is me...and I'm pretty sure I can take her.
My bike is new, but when the LBS guy adjusted brakes on my hubby's bike, he talked me through what he was doing and why. Not that I could do it myself yet, but at least I know a few things to look for.
I am always looking online for tutorials for one thing or another. Let us know if you find a good site for bikes!
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