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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:14 pm 
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hey guys,
I am new to this forum and have recently developed an interest in bicycles. I want to be able to build them, repair them, take them part, and possibly sell them. I am completely new to the world of bicycles, any ideas on where I should start?
Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Sheldon Brown - look him up.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:22 pm 
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Ditto Sheldon - Park tools site for practical vids.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:36 am 
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Possibly volunteer with a recycle bicycle charity. you'll pick up knowledge and parts at cheap prices.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:27 am 
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Any experience "spannering" other things like cars or motorcycles?

In any case, these might be useful:

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

http://www.madegood.org/bikes/repairs/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:55 pm 
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Get an old bike and take it to bits. Study the bits and see if you can figure how they work. Look a websites and bike maintenance manuals. Ask people stuff. Start simple with an old rigid forked bike, understand the basics first. Learn to fix a puncture, a useful place to start :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:59 pm 
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In a rough Order of usefulness & difficulty and need for tools:

Fix puncture
Split and fix a chain leaving no stiff links. (No power links!)
Adjust/set up V brakes.
Service a headset.
Pull cranks.
Replace chain rings.
Set up front mech.
Set up Canti brakes
Set up Rear mech
Recable bike.
Re-lube hubs and adjust cones.
Bleed discs/magura's
Fit headset cups and crown race.


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