Basic Bike Repair Workshop


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La Bicicletta Basic Bike Repair

Fix your bike! Come join our professional mechanic Alex for an evening of fun and learning. Register for one of the four available sessions, a Thursday evening at 7:00pm on one of the following dates; April 27, May 11, May 25 and June 8. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair ($29 value). The workshop content is outlined below and it should run approximately 2 hours. Spaces will be limited to approximately ten per session, sign up now!

La Bicicletta Basic Bike Repair - Workshop Outline

1. Bicycle Anatomy 101
A. Parts of a bicycle
B. Brief overview of function, with a focus on the drivetrain.

2. Fix a flat tire-at home or on the roadside-important!
A. How to determine what size tube/tire you need.
B. How to remove wheel and fix flat
C. Patching a tube

3. Basic gear shifting adjustment-keep your bike running smoothly and efficently
A. derailleur limit screws.
B. Derailleur hanger alignment
C. Cable tension for perfect and precise shifting
D. Chain care and wear

4. Brake adjustment-stopping is as important as going!
A. Brake pad wear
B. How to adjust brakes with barrel adjuster and/or cable
C. correct brake pad alignment.

5. Time allocated for questions and other topics.