It has the be a joy of learning to be a MTBer that you need to hone up the mechanical skills. In all my years as a triathlete and road biker, I only ever had to deal with the very occassional puncture and one broken spoke. I have learnt more about bike mechanics in my rel short time as a MTB that I would have believed. And for someone with a mechanical IQ of close to zero that is quite something. I am even starting to enjoy it!!
Today's lesson, learning to avoid, and if not deal with, calliper pads locking up on hydraulic brakes. I don't often put my bike in the back of the car, so that was a lesson when travelling ex wheels!!! Felt like a numpty trying to get the back wheel on at first!!!
With the LBS bills this year, I need to keep climbing the steep learning curve quickly!!!!