A couple months ago, I decided I would learn how to build a bike. The idea of what kind of bike I wanted evolved... a lot:
- Something revolving around the unavailable S3X.
- A steel road frame.
- A cross bike with disc brakes?
In short, I had no idea. Furthermore, I barely knew how to maintain the bikes I already own. Clearly I needed to figure some things out.
On the recommendation of quite a few friends, I stopped by Wright Brothers Cycle Works. And then signed up for a Basic Maintenance class. I figured I could learn from the top down (repair) at the same time I learned from the bottom up (building).
Charles taught. Hanging out in the shop also provided ample opportunities to learn.
And, now, I have a new winter bike!!