Build A Bike (1 of 8)

Gain a comprehensive overview of bicycle mechanics in this 8 session Build-A-Bike course that starts on Monday August 7th at 7PM. We cover overhauling and adjusting bottom brackets, headsets and hubs, wheel truing, brake, shifter and derailleur adjustment and any other finishing detail, fit or trouble shooting. There are many options for project bikes. You can use your own, borrow one from us or get something that needs a complete overhaul.

West Town Bikes will provide basic supplies such as cables, housing, bearings, grease and other shop supplies. Used parts are available at WTB and new parts and accessories can be purchased through our sales shop, Ciclo Urbano. WTB has storage space for the project bike, parts and supplies while the class is running. Participants must take the bike and all other belongings from WTB at the end of the course.

In week 1 we will give an overview of West Town Bikes, shop policies and usage. We also review all the parts of the bicycle and tools at the workstation, learning the names and function for each. We then finish the day off with working on the chain and pedals from project bikes.

Instructor: 
Michael Young
312-656-1953
Location: 
West Town Bikes workshop
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Suggested Donation: 
$200 total for the 8 session class