HOW DOES A NEWBIE BECOME AN EXPERT MECHANIC?
December 7, 2005
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Where does a relative newbie
find a class on road bike maintenance? I want to be a wrench
of the highest order. I want Lance to feel comfortable with
me working on his bike. Where does one start? I have looked
at all the local community colleges and adult education
classes. No luck! Lead this Orange County CA wannabe to
the golden wrench.
Ive a feeling that Lanced
want you to offer some credentials beyond a class diploma.
Might help to buy him a few drinks. Nahprobably more
than a few.
If you dont already work on
your own bike, I suggest you get yourself a repair manual
for my recommendations) and practice some of the basic stuff,
like replacing cables and chains. Maybe try new things until
you feel like you need help or really screw something up,
whichever comes first. Then take a class.
In the U.S., I like the Park Tool
School as a national purveyor of bike maintenance classes.
Park certifies local instructors to teach their program,
and to find one you simply go to their
Web site and stick in your Zip code.