Learn Your Bike

what-have-i-done66.jpgLearn 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 [email protected] 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 protected].

The costs are as follows:
$120 for non-members (includes 1 year membership)
$90 for members

Instructor: Jim C of http://www.crankysbikes.com/

9/5 Session 1: Basic Repairs, diagnosis, tools...

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

9/7 Session 2: Tires, rims, fixing flats...

Types of tubes, tires, rims
Rim Wear and damage
Seating a tire

9/12 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

9/14 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

9/19 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

9/21 Session 6: Shifters and Derailleurs
Why Derail?
Types of set-ups
Derailleur housing runs & torque
How they work, how to adjust

9/26 Session 7: Brakes!!! Faster Bikes, Quicker Stops
Brake cable housing runs & torque
Ways to Stop – Types of brakes
Adjusting Brakes

9/28 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.

September 05, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Bici Centro
434 Olive St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States
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Raf Rozendo · · (805) 617-3255
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$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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Bicycle Friendly Business

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 92047
Santa Barbara CA 93190
(805) 845-8955
Tax ID: 77-0395986

Bici Centro Locations
Santa Barbara: 434 Olive St (805) 617-3255
Santa Maria: 310 Oak St (805) 623-5763
Santa Barbara City College: 721 Cliff Dr (east end of the bridge over Loma Alta Dr)