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Bike maintenance resources

Aug. 2, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Posts: 378
Joined: April 15, 2017

I took the plunge and picked up a new bike. There's some new tech to learn and iterations of the tech I'm used to. 
I'm not a fan of watching youtube and I don't want to bug my LBS constantly for info.

Is the Zinn book relevant still? Is bikeroom open as well? They look like a great place for hands-on learning but they've not replied to emails.

The largest change for me is tubeless. I've little hands on experience with installing, maintaining and trail repairs.

Aug. 2, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2014

I've learned what little I know through YouTube videos (GMBN and manufacturer videos) as well as manufacturer instruction/diagram PDF's.

Aug. 2, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Posts: 136
Joined: Nov. 18, 2003

Park Tool's website has a nice little Repair Help section you can check out if you're more into reading than watching videos.

Aug. 4, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
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Joined: April 22, 2006

Sheldon Brown knows all.

Aug. 6, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Sheldon Brown knew all ...he has passed but I think people are still updating his site

Aug. 9, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Posts: 378
Joined: April 15, 2017

I completely forgot about sheldon's site, thanks again. The gmbn videos are definitely useful as well.

So does anyone know if bikeroom in North Van is open or still exists? I'd really like to have some hands on training as well

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