Learn Your Bike! Adult Class Series

  • January 29, 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bici Centro- 506 E. Haley St.
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January 29-March 19, 2013

7-9pm (8 Tuesdays)

Drop-in: $20/class

Week 1: Basic Repairs, diagnosis, tools...

Maintenance (weekly, monthly, yearly).
Tools for home bicycle repair, bike parts...

Student handout (week 1)

Week 2: Tires, rims, fixing flats...

  • Types of tubes, tires, rims
  • Rim Wear and damage
  • Seating a tire
Student handout (week 2)

Week 3
Hubs, Bearings, Bottom bracket...
  • How hubs work and how they wear
  • Bearings: hubs, freewheel, headset, bottom bracket, pedals
  • Replace bearings: Dis-assembly & Reassembly
Student handout (week 3)

Week 4: Wheels & how to true

  • How wheels work and how they wear
  • Types of spoke patterns and ‘aero’ wheels
  • Using a truing stand to heal rim ‘kicks’
  • Replace a broken spoke
Student handout (week 4)

Week 5: Power! Get down with the Drive Train

  • Torque As a concept
  • Freewheels, Cassettes & Cogs
  • Chains and Cogs; gear ratios
  • Cranks and Chain rings
  • Replace a "stretched" chain
Student handout (week 5)

Week 6: Shifters and Derailleurs

  • Why Derail?
  • Types of set-ups
  • Derailleur housing runs & torque
  • How they work, how to adjust
Student handout (week 6)

Week 7: Brakes!!! Faster Bikes, Quicker Stops

  • Brake cable housing runs & torque
  • Ways to Stop – Types of brakes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Adjusting Brakes
Student handout (week 7)

Week 8: Bike Fit, Ergonomics, Control & Speed

How well does your bike fit you? How to choose different types of bikes, fits & styles? Do you know the crucial adjustments for your reach, leg extension, and pedal stroke?

  • Sizing bike frames
  • Bike Fit & related adjustments
Please bring your bike for the last class.

Student handout (week 8)

Evaluation form for LearnYourBike

Space is limited and pre-paid registration is required to secure a spot in the class. Invite a friend!

Questions: contact Christine 

Or call Bici Centro: 617-3255

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, PO Box 92047, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
Bici Centro, PO Box 91222, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
located at 506 E. Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 805 617-3255
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