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Old 06-27-20, 06:16 PM
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I can do the things that will get me to work or home...patch flats, true a wheel after a broken spoke, and fix a chain after a link brakes, plus adjust brakes mechanical rim and mech disc. I'm 58 and spent most of my life in a world without cell phones, so self reliance was a little more necessary.

Beyond that I can replace cables, except on my main commuter with brifters, but I'm sure I could do it after a couple of videos. I have an LBS by the office and they will do it very inexpensively.

I've cleaned and repacked bearings but no longer enjoy it.

Last fall I converted my MTB to drop bars myself and that was very satisfying. But the older I get, the less I want to wrench myself. Plus, I'm no genius at it.
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