Learn Your Bike


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 rafaell@bicicentro.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).

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: James Bellerue from Stinner Frameworks

6/14 Session 1: Basic Repairs, diagnosis, tools...

Maintenance (weekly, monthly, yearly).
Tools for home bicycle repair, bike parts...

6/16 Session 2: Tires, rims, fixing flats...
Types of tubes, tires, rims
Rim Wear and damage
Seating a tire

6/21 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

6/23 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

6/28 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

6/30 Session 6: Shifters and Derailleurs
Why Derail?
Types of set-ups
Derailleur housing runs & torque
How they work, how to adjust

7/5 Session 7: Brakes!!! Faster Bikes, Quicker Stops
Brake cable housing runs & torque
Ways to Stop – Types of brakes
Adjusting Brakes

7/7 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.

June 14, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Bici Centro
434 Olive St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States
Google map and directions
Raf Rozendo · · (805) 617-3255

Buy Tickets

$275.00 SUPERGROUP discount
Maybe you're the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Maybe you're the three musketeers. Maybe you're Destiny's Child. Regardless, this is a super deal for a super group.
$200.00 Group discount
Sign yourself and a friend up for $20 off EACH!
$120.00 Tuition - Learn Your Bike
$90.00 Tuition - Member Learn Your Bike
$0.01 Gift Tuition
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Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
Phone: 805.845.8955
Mail: PO Box 92047, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
Location: 506 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103