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My bicycle how to fix blog

Postby xddorox » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:33 pm

I'm new around here and I was happily surprised to see a bicycle section. I have a blog on how to fix bikes and I also have a free ebook for the newbie bike mechanic. All this can be found here: http://howtofixbikes.ca

I hope you find it useful.

Gerry :)

Here's my current ride (Not that it will fit on a tear drop trailer)

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Postby Juneaudave » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:47 pm

You're going to fit in very nicely!!!! :thumbsup:
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Postby john curtis » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:42 pm

Very cool blog.
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Postby asianflava » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:15 am

Nice blog, I'm on a motorized bkie forum and it amazes me how many people can't work on their bikes! The motor and installation are one thing but some are lacking the basics. I'll point them to your blog if they can't figure something out and I don't feel like responding.

I was wrenching on my bikes since I was in the 4th grade. My dad was usually working so I had to figure it out myself. The only thing I didn't do was take apart the bottom bracket but that was because I didn't have a wrench big enough.

I just put this bike together, had to clear out the cobwebs in order to work on it, stopped workin on bikes and onto cars in 10th grade. I put this springer on but I'm thinking about taing it off. It feels like it can easily get a death wobble.

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Postby Mauleskinner » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:38 am

Very cool, Gerry! And welcome!

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Postby xddorox » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome folks. asianflava, I would seriously consider a rigid fork with that motor on the bike. The springer fork is not really made for speeds over 15 mph.

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Postby dobyman » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:30 am

Great book, THANKS! I used to rebuild/repair bikes when I was a kid, but I havent touched one since I got my 1st car. But recently I started getting back into riding so this will be a blessing! Lord knows I have forgotten much more than I will ever remember! :thumbsup:
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Postby xddorox » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:31 pm

Glad I could be of service dobyman. :)
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Postby Oasis Maker » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:03 am

Your bike is a thing of beauty. Longtails rule in form and function. I'm a big fan of what Xtracycle has done in the cycling world too.

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Your bike fix it blog is a great resource. You would make Sheldon Brown (R.I.P.) proud with your passion and commitment to helping other cyclists.

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Postby xddorox » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:39 pm

Thanks Scott. Sheldon was the inspiration for the blog and eventually the book. I never took the time to email him about it, but now he knows for sure. Some people call me the "Canadian Sheldon Brown". I'm always flattered but I know for a fact that I don't come even close to the Master.

I think I saw this here and it sums up what my goal in life is: "Aspire to inspire before you expire".

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