Spring Maintenance Classes

The classes are all stand alone for $35, but if you sign up for 3 or more the classes are $30 each.  None of the classes require previous bike repair ability, just an interest and a willingness to get your hands dirty.   Below is a further description of each of the classes.

Know Your Bike:  Learn all the names of the parts of your bike; learn how to replace an inner tube (fix a flat); learn the wonders of the rag, cleaning your bike keeps your brakes working better, and your chain shifting more reliably.

Brakes:  Learn the basics of your braking system.  We learn how to replace cables and housing, replace brake pads, and conduct the various adjustments necessary to get a strong and centered brake.

Shifting: Learn the basics of your gear shifting system.  We learn how to replace cables and housing.  We learn about what is necessary to maintain clean/crisp shifting in both front and rear derailleurs.

The Bicycle Wheel: Adjusting hubs and truing rims.  We learn how to keep your hubs spinning smoothly without wobble, and how to straighten and round your rims.

Bearing Systems: The only advanced class, if there is one here.  We take apart hubs, bottom brackets and headsets; repack them; and adjust the bearings.  Time permitting, and interest level, you will get the opportunity to overhaul one or two of these bicycle components.

I hope you can sign up for as many as you are interested in.

The Schedule:

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm    March 29th    Know Your Bike

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm    April 5th    Bicycle Brakes

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm    April 12th    Shifting Gears

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm    April 19th    The Bicycle Wheel

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm    April 26th    Bearing Systems

March 28, 2011 by Angus
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