Learn Your Bike is back! It's an 8 class course that covers every part of a bicycle, including advanced techniques like hub repair, wheel truing and bike fitting. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9pm (1 hour of instruction, 1 hour of teaching), for 4 weeks. Discounts are available for group registrations or students; please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-617-3255 if you have questions. Space is limited to 12 participants, so register now!
Must be at least 16yo to register. If you are under 16 and interested, please email email@example.com.
The costs are as follows:
$120 for non-members (includes 1 year membership)
$90 for members
$15/class if you only want to attend a few classes
Instructor: Jim C of Cranky's Bikes
1/17 Session 1: Basic Repairs, diagnosis, tools...
Maintenance (weekly, monthly, yearly).
Tools for home bicycle repair, bike parts...
1/19 Session 2: Tires, rims, fixing flats...
Types of tubes, tires, rims
Rim Wear and damage
Seating a tire
1/24 Session 3: Hubs, Bearings, Bottom bracket...
How hubs work and how they wear
Bearings: hubs, freewheel, headset, bottom bracket, pedals
Replace bearings: Dis-assembly & Reassembly
1/26 Session 4: Wheels & how to true
How wheels work and how they wear
Types of spoke patterns and ‘aero’ wheels
Using a truing stand to heal rim ‘kicks’
Replace a broken spoke
1/31 Session 5: Power! Get down with the Drive Train
Torque As a concept
Freewheels, Cassettes & Cogs
Chains and Cogs; gear ratios
Cranks and Chain rings
Replace a "stretched" chain
2/2 Session 6: Shifters and Derailleurs
Types of set-ups
Derailleur housing runs & torque
How they work, how to adjust
2/7 Session 7: Brakes!!! Faster Bikes, Quicker Stops
Brake cable housing runs & torque
Ways to Stop – Types of brakes
2/9 Session 8: Bike Fit, Ergonomics, Control & Speed
How well does your bike fit you? How to choose different types of bikes, fits & styles? Do you know the crucial adjustments for your reach, leg extension, and pedal stroke?
Sizing bike frames
Bike Fit & related adjustments
Please bring your bike for the last class.
434 Olive St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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