A bunch of people were asking about some stuff on the ride this evening.
Two of the BEST BEST BEST resources EVER for cycling are:
The 1st link is a website that was (until he recently passed away) maintained by Mr. Brown himself. He is considered by many to be THE definitive resource for all things cycling, and his website is far FAR more detailed than most people will ever actually need it to be. The site can be a bit confusing to navigate, but once you get it figured out the amount of information it can provide is vast. It has everything from lacing wheels, to gear ratio calculators, to frame repair, to riding styles. The layout might turn you off but I URGE you to check it out.
The 2nd link is the Park Tool Company website. While I'm not endorsing their product, nor am I suggesting otherwise, they have how-to's for repair along with some visuals. Its fairly helpful with a basic understanding of bicycles. *note* the "Select your region" isn't a continent thing, they mean bicycle region. So don't say I posted the wrong link.
Anyways, I highly recommend checking both of these websites. Furthermore, if anyone has any how-tos that they would like to post or good to very good web resources, please feel free to add them to this list.