I'm pretty good at mechanical things, but it's not really something I gravitate towards. Generally have no probs with handywork tho, or basic car stuff. Heh I think I first learned woodworking and stuff from building skateboard ramps (plus, my mom used to have a arts and crafts biz where she used a lot of wood). I learned to mod guitars to get more potential out of them (and in the process picked up some electronic and soldering skills). Pretty good with computers too..more than I care to admit. Like I started off yrs ago trying to turn a piece of shit machine into a decent workstation. From there, I learned how to compile and flag optimizations from source files, learned how to read makefiles and unix shell commands...never made much use of this knowledge, but whatever. With "bikes", when I was a kid, if tires blew, chain broke or whatever, I remember getting help with things like that, but wanting to get my hands involved and shown what to do. Whenever the problem came again, I did things myself...sometimes frustratingly, but that's kind of how you learn.. you have to experience a little desperation to want to push through..then you get past the learning curve, and you're automatic anytime afterwards.