Bike Mechanics Classes at Free Ride! this summer

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Jun 5 2013 at 10:44pm #

Free Ride is offering its Sunday Series Classes.

Here’s a description of the course:

The course is six weeks, giving each student 12 hours of class time.

Week 1 – Tubes, tires and flats — June 16th 2013
In this intro to the course we will discuss tube and tire selection and sizing, and have a thorough exercise in patching a flat.

Week 2 – Hubs and bearings — June 23rd 2013
An introduction to cup and cone bearing systems. We will disassemble, clean and reassemble the hub of a wheel.

Week 3 – Wheel truing — June 30th 2013
How to prepare your wheel and make spoke nipple adjustment to make a lateral true and straighten the rim of your wheel.

Week 4 – The Drivetrain — July 7th 2013
Learn how to remove, clean and fit a chain, how to remove freewheels and cassette and replace a chainring.

Week 5 – Brakes, cables and housings — July 14th 2013
Learn how to replace your cables and housings and how to make the basic adjustments to make your brakes work better.

Week 6 – Derailleurs — July 21st 2013
Demystify one of the more complex components of your bicycle by learning its basic adjustments.

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Also we are offering a two-part wheel building course on Sat, July 20th and Sat, July 27th.


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Jun 12 2013 at 12:19pm #

I took this class right before I did my DC trip, with Scott teaching and it was helpful.

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