If you can run a Dremel tool or lace wheels you can run a sewing machine. (power tools are power tools are power tools: vacuum cleaners, cordless drills drill presses, shop-vacs, or a sewing machine all work the same way....
Have your wife show you the ropes (and, of course, treat her and her tools with the utmost respect while in her "workshop"). Start with the seam ripper and move up. The purchasing process will be informative, too: ask lots of questions and you will learn new skills.
As with any mechanical project, patience and practice are virtues. And you DO have transferable skills if you are used to truing wheels, patching sew-ups, fixing biikes, etc.
FYI, The link is NOT from my store but from electrabikes. I'm not selling anything....
Jon Spangler Alameda, CA USA
On Jan 15, 2011, at 3:43 AM, Cino1947@aol.com wrote:
> Thanks for going to all the trouble of writing out these instructions. I can lace and true wheels, rebuild freewheels, but I must say this project of converting gloves sounds daunting. I'll give it a try if I can't find ready made gloves with snaps, or perhaps I'll let my wife do it which will be another way to make her feel involved in my bicycle madness!
> The earliest photos I've seen of riders with modern glove closures is a poster of Eddy Merckx that looks like it's from the late 70's. But I can't be sure...
> http://www.bikecrave.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/eddy-merckx-trading-card.jpg on of gloves
> Meanwhile, I like the selection of gloves in your store.
> Josh Berger
> Bronx, NY