Gain a comprehensive overview of bicycle mechanics in this 8 week Build-A-Bike course. We cover overhauling and adjusting bottom brackets, headsets and hubs, wheel truing, brake, shifter and derailleur adjustment and other finishing work, detail and trouble shooting.
This course is 8 sessions beginning Thursday June 20th, meeting once a week every Thursday from 7pm-10 through August 15th. We will take off July 4th for Independence Day. This class is being taught by Ciclo Urbano mechanics Anthony Cruz and Jeremy Santiago.
Week one will cover history of West Town Bikes, shop policies, types of bikes, anatomy of a bicycle, names of tools, some basic bike maintenance and more.
Participants must provide a project bicycle to work on. Project bikes can be arranged for before the start of class if needed. Project bikes may be stored at the shop for the duration of the course but must leave by the end. Participants using their current bike may bring it each week to work on and ride out if the night’s work is fully completed. Project bikes best suited for this class are multi-speed derailleur bike with cable activated brakes. A complete bike is recommended for this class.
Basic supplies are included in this class such as bearings, cables and cable housing. Additional parts and accessories can be purchased from Ciclo Urbano, or from the inventory of used parts at West Town Bikes. Often used parts of the same vintage of the bike being repaired work best. Participants in the Build-A-Bike class receive a 20% discount at Ciclo Urbano on parts and accessories during the course.
Contact Alex Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-772-6523) to register. The suggested minimum donation is $200 and payment arrangements can be made. Participation in this course is secured by making a deposit or full payment.