Congratulations on a successful first bike repair!! Keep a tally of how many bikes you repair. Begin to offer new services a basic tune up and cleanin...
Hello! It's me again. For this "ible" we are going to start a bike repair shop! The following instructable is based on some of my experience starting my own bike shop. Also, if this ible is worthy, please vote for me in the Bicycle contest. Thanks!!
Step 1: Parts and tools.
Yes, yes, you will need parts. Mostly tools though. I started out with some basic wrenches and stuff like that. Basically all you will need are the tools that you probably have already. If you you need special bike specific tools like chain whips and trueing wheels, (Those bad boys help straighten out wheels and tighten spokes.), then go to your local bike shop and see if you can borrow one for a few hours. If you really need one then buy one. There is one tool that is super handy. The tire lever. I love mine. If you don't want to break down and spend $3 on one, then a paint can lever will work. (Though not as well.)
Bio:I homeschool and build things while i wait for my friends to get back from school. My dad acts and freelances while my mom teaches homeschool to me and my 5 siblings. I compete with FIRST robotics on ...read more »