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Bike Diagnosis #1

  • Jan 30, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Bike Diagnosis

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

Wheel Inspection

Tire and Tube Repair

Shifting Adjustments

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

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  • Arthur R.

    I sent out an email with the address.


    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the address of this place? All I'm able to find is Willow Glen in San Jose.

    January 29, 2014

  • Arthur R.

    To those attending, Please bring your bike to learn on.

    Sorry to hear your sick. The flu got me the other week.

    January 29, 2014

  • the s.

    sorry. i'm still sick with the Flu. unlikely I'll make it this time:(

    January 29, 2014

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  • Arthur R.
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member

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