La Bicicletta Basic Bike Repair Workshop


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La Bicicletta Basic Bike Repair - class full

Fix your bike! Returning this year and back by popular demand we are again running basic bike repair workshops!

Next session will be Thursday June 29, 2017 at 7:00pm. Register now! This will be the last session until early Autumn 2017.

Come join our professional mechanic Alex for an evening of fun and learning.  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.