Learn the basics of caring for and repairing bicycles. Emphasis will be on maximizing the life and performance of 5- to 33-speed bicycles. Topics include adjusting a bicycle for proper fit, repairing flat tires, adjustment of derailleurs and brakes, plus a primer on bicycle gearing. Course fee covers in-class supplies and use of tools during supervised practicums. This course is a prerequisite for Bicycle Maintenance II, III, and IV.
Designed for the serious amateur and professional bicycle mechanic. Topics include cranksets, bottom brackets, pedals, headsets, and freewheels/freehubs, including the repacking of bearings, spoke replacement, truing wheels, as well as frameset design and alignment. Practical exercises are included during class, with students encouraged to work on their own bicycles. Course fee covers in-class supplies and use of tools during supervised practicums. Prerequisite: Bicycle Maintenance I or permission of instructor.