Don't want to get your hands too dirty? Learn to diagnose and maintain your bike and determine when its time to get it serviced. You will be able to make minor adjustments that can keep you from running to the shop for help. You will gain confidence and know what your bike needs when it needs it.
This will be a 6 series session. Feedback is welcome, if you have a suggestion on a subject.
Cost $75 3 hours Members receive 25% off ($56.25) A $10 nonrefundable registration fee is needed to RSVP. You can make the adjustment at time of payment.
This class will benefit beginners and advanced levels
Location San Jose in Willow Glen 95125
Tire and Tube Repair
Cog and Chainring Wear Inspection
Brake Inspection/Cable Adjustment
Bike Washing and Frame Inspection
Bearing Play for Hub, Crank And Headset
Chain- Wear, Cleaning, Lubrication and Damage
Torque- Seat post, Saddle, Handlebars, Stem, Wheel Retention
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What you can expect to learn in this class.
Look for indications of wear, damage and what this means and how to address it.
You Will Inspect For:
Wheel inspection- broken spokes, spoke tension, stress cracks on the rim near the eyelets, sidewall damage such as deep scratches, dents and wear from brake pads, Cleaning sidewall
Tire/Tube Repair/Inspection- removal and installation of skewer and wheel, differences of schrader valve and presta valve, remove and replace tube using one, two and three tire levers, patch tube, inspect tire for wear and aging, different types of rim strips purpose, and failures
Shifting Adjustments-Proper movement of front and rear derailleurs, cable pinch bolt condition, cable and housing and ferrule condition, Quick guide to derailleur adjustments with the adjusting barrel
Cassette/Chainring Wear-Cassette wear on teeth, cleaning procedure, Chainring wear on teeth, straightening bent teeth, check torque for looseness.
Brake Inspection/Fine Adjustment-Brake quick release disengagement, cable and housing inspection, pinch bolt torque, brake pad wear and alignment, Brake cable barrel adjustment and cable pinch bolt adjustment.
Frame Inspection-Look for cracks in the frame in steel, aluminum, carbon and so on, bent forks and dropouts, rub and wear marks from cable housing
Bearing Play-Check for loose wheel hubs, crankset bearings, headset play and knocks, bearings with too much tension and rolling resistance.
Chain Wear/Cleaning/Lube and Damage-Chain wear life, maintaining a clean chain and products, proper lubrication and product, bent links, chain to long, chain measurement
Torque-Safe bolt tightness, learn about torque settings and the importance of grease and it’s relation to creaks and squeaks