If you want to find out how to fix a bike you have no need to go running to a professional repair shop if you harness the power of the internet! There are a lot of online bicycle repair sites out there desperately wanting your attention but I recommend you try the following three which have worked really well for me.
Bicycle Tutor which is ran by Alex Ramon is brilliant. There is a good collection of bike repair videos which clearly show how to fix common bicycle issues. The well thought out site also contains forums where you can ask questions, a live chat feature to talk to Alex and even an area to post requests for what kind of videos you want to see added next. What more could you ask for?
Make sure you check out: WHY WD-40 is bad for your bike chain
This how-to website has a fair number of bicycle repair videos and slideshows. The two big benefits of this site is that the videos are rated by users so you can see which ones are worth watching and also it features some unconventional solutions that people have concocted to save you money.
Make sure you check out: Home bicycle repair stand
Due to the sheer depth and quality of the articles on this site I can recommend it to anyone from beginners to pro’s. The site has an old school quirky design which doesn’t lend itself too well to navigation. Using the search engine to get around is a must.
Make sure you check out: Brake adjustments
Good luck with your repairs 😉 Let me know in the comments about what sites or books you use.