Build A Bike

Build A Bike

When:
November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018-11-08T19:00:00-06:00
2018-11-08T22:00:00-06:00
Where:
West Town Bikes
1147 N Campbell
Cost:
200
Contact:
Alex Wilson
773-772-6523
Build A Bike @ West Town Bikes

Week 1 = Overview of West Town Bikes including history, shop policies, and other info. We will also go over the anatomy of the bicycle learning the names of all the parts. We will also have a general overview of tools at student workstations, their names and appropriate use. There will also be a section on Basic Bike Maintenance that will go over fixing a flat, changing a tire and basic adjustments.
The first day is a lot of talking that will pay off in the following weeks.

Week 2 = Bottom Brackets. We will overhaul the bottom bracket on project bikes including removal of crank arms. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure. We will also discuss types of bottom brackets (Adjustable Cup/Cartridge Bearing).

Week 3 = Headsets. We will overhaul the headset on project bikes including removal the stem and handle bars. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure.

Week 4 = Hubs. We will overhaul the front and rear hub of wheels including removal of the freewheel/cassette. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure.

Week 5 = Truing Wheels. We will true (straighten) wheels as well as go over the fundamentals of how a spoked wheel works. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure.

Week 6 = Review of previous week. Demonstration on Brakes. We will add new brake cables and housing to project bikes as well as brake pads (if needed). We will also service and adjust brakes including tensioning cables, adjusting brake pads (toe in) and balancing brake arms. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure.

Week 7 =  Shifters and Derailleurs. We will add new shifter cables and housing to project bikes. Chains will be installed and we will cover how to measure appropriate chain length We will also check and align front and rear derailleurs as well as check and adjust the limit screws of the derailleurs. We will cover the difference between friction and index shifting and go over how to adjust shifting of both. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure.

Week 8 = Complete all finishing work on project bikes including adding accessories (racks, fenders, lights, etc) and other finishing work such as taping up handlebars.

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