Our Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course consists of four ninety-minute class sessions and covers basic routine maintenance. Topics range from how to fix a flat tire, to brake pad and cable adjustments, chain cleaning, routine pivot-point lubrication, and removing the rear wheel. The classes take place within the repair area of a bicycle shop, and provide an insiders look at the mechanics’ work area. Our classes are kept small, with a low student-to-teacher ratio and emphasize a hands-on approach to learning. Students have a chance to work on and ask questions about their bicycles in a relaxed and fun learning environment.
Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course Curriculum
We encourage students to work on their own bicycles during each class.
Class 1: Nuts, Bolts, and Removing Your Rear Wheel
overview: nuts, bolts, threads, grease, and lube
quick release skewers- our favorite nut & bolt
hands-on quick-release rear wheel removal & installation
Class 2: In Depth Fix-A-Flat
hands-on flat tire fix
avoiding your next flat
using patch kits and spare tubes
Class 3: Brake Adjustments & Bike Maintenance Guide
trouble-shoot brake problems
hands-on brake cable adjustments
year-round bike maintenance guide
Class 4: Chains, Shifting, & Lubrication
hands-on chain cleaning and lubrication
bike cleaning techniques, pivot point lubrication
shifting gears for safety, comfort, and performance
Hourly Instruction – Special Topics
Our one-on-one or small group hourly instruction allows students to focus on one bike maintenance issue at a time. Contact us for more information.