This month we’ll be offering a limited number of mechanics’ classes. If you’d like to learn the basics of bike repair, we have a course that suits your level of skill and desire to learn. Bring your own bike.
Mechanics’ Classes Info
Dates: Basic Class September 10th, 6:30pm to aprox. 9:00pm
Advanced Class September 10th, 6:30pm- 9:30pm, and September 11th, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Basic Class covers: Shop Tool Use and Basics Tires and Tubes Emergency field repairs
This class is ideal for someone who wants to be able to do basic, regular maintenance. Great for commuters and enthusiasts. Participants will also receive a one-time 10% discount on basic maintenance items: Lubes and Cleaners Tire Levers Patch kits Multi-tools Small Seat Bags Spare Tubes
Cost: $35 +materials; $20 holds a place
Advanced Class: This class covers the same material as the basic class, plus all the basic skills necessary to perform a tune-up and get a mechanically sound bike functioning the way it should. Cost of the class includes tuition and a copy of the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bike Repair. Participants will receive a one-time 10% discount on tools ordered through the shop, and after using the tools we keep in the shop they should have a good idea of what they might want for themselves.
Cost: $75+ materials; $40 holds a place
Both classes are a great deal, but we’d certainly suggest the advanced class to anyone who is interested in it. Since the Park manual is included in the price, you’re really getting 7 hours of instruction for the price of a single tune-up. It’s a real value.
We’re limiting each class to just six participants, so sign up soon. Look for more classes in the future. We’ll likely be adding an even more advanced course that will tackle hub, headset, and bottom bracket overhaul and possibly a course on shock maintenance.