Maintenance Monday If you want to be a self-sufficient rider, you should learn to fix your own bike. Not only is it cheaper in the long run, but you learn how your bike works. Basic bike fixing knowledge also helps remove the fear of your bike breaking down in the middle of a long ride. Many riders see their bike as some magical machine and are terrified to take a wrench to it. But, with a little bit of knowledge, a few allen keys, and some bravery you will find that just about any part of your bike can be fixed. So come follow along. Maybe you can learn from my mistakes as I teach myself.