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. If you are under 16 and interested, please email rafaell@bicicentro.org.

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
Why Derail?
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
Adjusting 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.

January 17, 2017 at 7pm - 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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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)