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How do you repair or maintain your own bicycle ?

I am an avid cyclist. Till now, I have not suffer any crashes during many of my road trips. But I do have friends who are not so lucky. What do you normally do under such circumstances ?

Asked By: DivCW - 2/24/2008
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You need these things: skill - practice makes perfect aptitude - some people get it - others don't knowledge - on-line sites, books and classes tools - buy the right tools for the job
Answered By: M R - 2/25/2008
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What circumstances -- crashes? I maintain my own bikes but like you I don't crash (not in many, many years at least). If you want to learn how to do preventative and routine maintenance on your bike go to this site: http://www.parktool.com/repair/ Ride crash free.
Answered By: McG - 2/24/2008
 
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Answered By: mirageguitarworks - 2/24/2008
 
While I was down in Florida for a few months last year, I joined a riding club and the local bike shop that sponsored the rides offered maintenance classes on Saturday mornings after the ride--free! I learned a lot there. (Of course, I bought my tools from them as well... More
Answered By: cauldron - 2/24/2008
 
i highly suggest zinn's bicycle repair manuals. they have one for mountain bikes and one for road bikes. by far the best repair help i've ever had. i once needed some pretty major repairs on my bike and the bill came to $200. now, with the cost of the book ($17), i've saved hundreds and hundreds of dollars doing all my... More
Answered By: JohnJ79 - 2/24/2008
 
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