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Women and Trans Open Shop and Fix A Flat

We've teamed up with Women Bike Chicago for an intimate fix a flat class! Join us on August 23rd for a session on fixing flats and how to avoid ever getting one.  In addition to the class we will have Open Shop.  

Need a comfortable place to work on your bike with the assistance of our staff?  Want to wield a wrench in a non-patriarchal environment? Then check out Women and Trans night at WTB!

This Open Shop is for the women and trans-gendered bike-lovers ONLY!

Dates: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Women and Trans Night

Need a comfortable place to work on your bike with the assistance of our staff?  Want to wield a wrench in a non-patriarchal environment? Then check out Women and Trans night at WTB!

This Open Shop is for the women and trans-gendered bike-lovers ONLY!

Dates: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday 25 times except Wed Aug 23 2017.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Build A Bike (6 of 8)

In week 6 we cover brake adjustment.  Lever and brake types, cable and brake adjustment and maintenance intervals are instrcuted.  This will include an overview of the parts and tools used for this procedure.

Dates: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Build A Bike (5 of 8)

In week 5 we cover wheel truing, this is straightening the wheel by adjusting spoke tension. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure.

Dates: 
Monday, September 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Build A Bike (4 of 8)

In week 4 we cover 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.

Dates: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Build A Bike (3 of 8)

In week 3 we cover 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.

Dates: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Build A Bike (2 of 8)

In week 2 we cover Headsets. We will overhaul the headset on project bikes including removal of the stem and handlebars, dis-assembly and cleaning of the headset, repacking bearings and grease, and the re-assembly and adjustment of the headset, stem and bars. This will include an overview of the parts worked on and the tools used for this procedure. Both Threaded and Threadless Headsets will be covered.

Dates: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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.

Dates: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Build A Bike (8 of 8)

In week 8 we will review the past 7 weeks and have a course evaluation. We will also complete all finishing work on project bikes including adding accessories (racks, fenders, lights, etc) and other finishing work such as taping up handlebars. Test rides are recommended so that adjustments can be made.

Dates: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Build A Bike (7 of 8)

In week 7 we cover 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.

Dates: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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