Bike Mechanics Classes at Free Ride! this summer This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Mick 2 yrs. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) ← Forums Home Author Posts Author Posts Scott Gibson Private Message 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. Register at http://freeridepgh.org/learn/adult-classes/sunday-series-classes/ Also we are offering a two-part wheel building course on Sat, July 20th and Sat, July 27th. Mick Private Message Jun 12 2013 at 12:19pm # I took this class right before I did my DC trip, with Scott teaching and it was helpful. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) ← Forums Home You must be logged in to reply to this topic.