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Who is your mechanic?

Sept. 9, 2019, 11:57 p.m.
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Like others said above. 

Plus I know a guy who knows a guy that has built up a few sets of my wheels now.

Sept. 10, 2019, 7:46 a.m.
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FraserValley in my area is shop limited. I do as much as I can. laced my last few sets of wheels. But had a shop true them. Suspension I did my own for my Vorsprung upgrades. I,m trying to do it all oneday. Been slowly adding tools to allow more skills. Scooped a truing stand last winter, need a dishing arm and some practice now .

Sept. 10, 2019, 10:21 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Jeff at Wheelthing for my Reverb, everything else myself.

Sept. 10, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 28, 2003

Cyclists (road & mtb) in Italy cant believe I carry a spare tube. And a pump!  And I carried Stans sealant from Canada in my bike bag??  Crazy!

Sept. 11, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 17, 2009

Posted by: heckler

Cyclists (road & mtb) in Italy cant believe I carry a spare tube. And a pump!  And I carried Stans sealant from Canada in my bike bag??  Crazy!

What do they do when they get a flat Sven?

Sept. 11, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: rnayel

Posted by: heckler

Cyclists (road & mtb) in Italy cant believe I carry a spare tube. And a pump!  And I carried Stans sealant from Canada in my bike bag??  Crazy!

What do they do when they get a flat Sven?

Walk 20 feet to the nearest cafe and have an espresso.

Sept. 11, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2014

Looks like Jeff/Wheelthing does full service offering similar to BicycleHub? Will check him out next time I am due.

Sept. 11, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 17, 2009

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: rnayel

Posted by: heckler

Cyclists (road & mtb) in Italy cant believe I carry a spare tube. And a pump!  And I carried Stans sealant from Canada in my bike bag??  Crazy!

What do they do when they get a flat Sven?

Walk 20 feet to the nearest cafe and have an espresso.

I wish the upvote function was still available.  This is Gold, Gold Jerry, Gold!!!!

Sept. 11, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

If you're ever on the Washington side of the border, Greg Mackenzie is the man. I think he's wrapping up a brick and mortar but you can reach him on Instagram @ButterSuspension. (His new shop space is TBD.)

Sept. 11, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 28, 2003

They sit by the side of the road and get out the cell phone till a nice canadisn offers to help.

45 y.o. Guy #1, flat on the side of the road on a 26” mtb with schraeder. I ended up taking the tube out of D’s wheel and swapped his out 20 km up a highway to the lake (long story). He was trying to arrange a vehicle pickup because he had no idea or tools to change a flat.

16 y.o. Kids half way up a 10 km, 900 m elevation road up a mountain, they had a 2€ pressurized foam in a can type repair kit but no patch, tube or pump. I lent him my pump to no avail but no way waa he getting my spare tube as I was solo night riding an unknown trail

Oh, the cafe is at the top of the 10 km mtn climb and it sells beer. We suck in that aspect.


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Sept. 13, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 24, 2002

Posted by: heckler

They sit by the side of the road and get out the cell phone till a nice canadisn offers to help.

45 y.o. Guy #1, flat on the side of the road on a 26” mtb with schraeder. I ended up taking the tube out of D’s wheel and swapped his out 20 km up a highway to the lake (long story). He was trying to arrange a vehicle pickup because he had no idea or tools to change a flat.

16 y.o. Kids half way up a 10 km, 900 m elevation road up a mountain, they had a 2€ pressurized foam in a can type repair kit but no patch, tube or pump. I lent him my pump to no avail but no way waa he getting my spare tube as I was solo night riding an unknown trail

Oh, the cafe is at the top of the 10 km mtn climb and it sells beer. We suck in that aspect.

On holiday? Or moved there? And if yes....where? I am going to go to Finale between Dec 24 and Jan 2.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:31 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 24, 2002

Posted by: rnayel

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: rnayel

Posted by: heckler

Cyclists (road & mtb) in Italy cant believe I carry a spare tube. And a pump!  And I carried Stans sealant from Canada in my bike bag??  Crazy!

What do they do when they get a flat Sven?

Walk 20 feet to the nearest cafe and have an espresso.

I wish the upvote function was still available.  This is Gold, Gold Jerry, Gold!!!!

That would be really cool. That upvote funtion would probably increase traffic in the forum as well.

Sept. 15, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 10, 2012

I do the bulk of the general maintenance, but when I get in over my head it's the boys at North Shore Bike Shop that get it done right....and one of the James' at Suspension Worx for...you know.

Sept. 17, 2019, 10:24 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 8, 2003

Jordan at Cove has sorted out little this and that's for me for years. Mostly I go to him though because I like talking to the guy, he's such an OG.

Things I always do at home are oil changes on the fork and tensioning spokes after wheel builds.


 Last edited by: Hepcat on Sept. 17, 2019, 10:26 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Sept. 18, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 26, 2015

Posted by: Hepcat

Jordan at Cove has sorted out little this and that's for me for years. Mostly I go to him though because I like talking to the guy, he's such an OG.

Things I always do at home are oil changes on the fork and tensioning spokes after wheel builds.

He left Cove a while back.

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