Learn Basic Bike Maintenance

So we finally have a place to host a general bike maintenance seminar at Landry's in Westboro.  


My goal here is BASIC maintenance -- things you'll do reasonably often. My current list of things which might be interesting, but I wouldn't necessarily cover all of them:

Flat Tires

- How to change a flat, focus on back wheel since it's the most annoying
- How to patch a tube
- How to easily remove/replace your rear wheel

Adjustments/Tuning

- Adjusting cable tension for smoother shifting
- How to use the barrel adjusters
- Limit screws and how to adjust them
- Adjusting brakes

Cleaning/Making your bike pretty

- How to clean your bike after a ride (especially a wet and/or sandy one)
- How to de-grease everything (both the quick/easy and tedious/hard ways)
- How to re-lubricate everything

Bike Tools
- A general overview of some of the tools used for bike maintenance. Most (all?) of this will likely be covered in the other topics.

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  • Kari Dalane

    Learned a lot! Nice to meet you all too. Hope to see you in the spring, assuming I can muster the courage to get out and ride with you all.

    1 · March 2

  • Teresa

    Sorry i missed this. I was on the wait list and a spot opened up. I didn't see the update until it was too late:)

    March 2

  • Cyndy

    Thanks to Peter, Brandon, and the guys at Landrys. It was so helpful. See you when the riding weather starts!

    March 2

  • joy tolan

    Great, hands on!

    March 1

  • Peter Femino

    Great hands on lessons of general bike cleaning and repair

    March 1

  • Peter Femino

    Riders, if you can not make today's event please open up your spot as we have 3 people on the waiting list.

    Looking forward to seeing some old friends and some new faces!

    p.s. DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR BIKE :)

    March 1

  • Peter Femino

    For those attending this event. There is a wait list so if you CAN NOT MAKE IT change your rsvp so someone else can slide into that slot. I am working on scheduling another class and will know shortly.

    February 24

  • Peter Femino

    For those that missed out on this meetup I am working with Landry's to set up another class the following Sunday before they open for business. Look for the post soon

    February 22

  • Harsha Ravigopal

    I am new to biking and would like to know more about it .

    February 21

  • mary, webster, ma

    are we actually going to be able to change a soft tire?

    February 19

    • Brandon

      Yes! I've got a few spare wheels I'm going to bring along so we can play with changing tires, swapping cassettes, and anything else I can think of with a wheel

      February 19

  • Brandon

    Rudy,
    Most of what I cover will be the basics (most of what is listed in the description) plus whatever people want to learn. Some things like wheel truing are a long lesson themselves and I wouldn't have time to go over it. I can talk about changing cables but it's not something I will be able to really demonstrate.

    February 19

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