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    On line course is it worth it?

    I am getting back into biking and want to work on my bike. I found this course diy bike repair. Has anyone seen it, is it worth it?

    Ric

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    Is this a pay thing? There are tons and tons of free how to videos on youtube that cover anything you would want to do. I've used lots of those in the past. Think the last two where how to change the oil and seals in my fox fork and rear shock.

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    which online course are you talking about? there are tons of professionally produced videos for free online, so I don't know why anyone would pay for one. If you just want to learn how to work on your own bike, take the time to do it. if you want to work in a shop, no video is going to help there. you need hands-on experience and a few years of willingness to get paid peanuts.

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    youtube videos and tearing apart bikes. Grab a couple cheap bikes from garage sales and tear into them. Best thing you can do is get a tool kit. Trying to use the wrong tool for the job will always cause problems. Most online bike parts stores have a under $50 tool kit that'll cover almost everything you can imagine. Just need a few other tools to round out the set, but those are more general tools (pliers, cresent wrench, rubber mallet)

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    The site is called DIYbikerepair.com.

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    I've got to put myself a site like that so the fools that don't know you can get this info for free can give me their money.

    The only paying you should do for bike repair instruction is if you are schooling to be hired as a bike mechanic in a shop.
    I will suffer no butt-hurt fools!

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    Any one page website that makes me scroll down that far to find the price comes across like a 3:00 am infomercial.

    Start with Park Tool to get started and Youtube from there.

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    K thanks generally if they make it sound that good I'd skeptical which is why I asked. I thank you for your wisdom and direction. Youtube it is.

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    For $4.99 CDN per year, I will let you look at all the repair content, plus all sorts of great comedy routines on a site called youtube.com

    Please PM me for payment details.

    Best regards.

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