Another fine offering of pedagogical study from your friendly neighborhood bicycle co-op. In May we are pleased to offer four classes.
Enzo, our in house mechanic trainer extraordinaire will be making his debut to the general public with his Intro to Bike Repair class. Learn how to fix a flat and other basics with the man whose beard knows no bounds.
Dan, retrogrouch, urban planning buff, and wearer of ankle length knickers will be teaching a much awaited and sorely requested How to Buy a Used Bike class. Come learn the tricks to identifying if a bike has been in a collision, how to spot a stolen bike, and the fine art of haggling with a man who bought all 12 of his current rides on Craigslist. He will also cover proper bike fit and the basics of saddle adjustment and handlebar reach.
Mike, Bikerowaves most careful explainer and patient teacher will be back this month for an All Things Brake class. His demonstrations will cover toe adjustment, centering, tightening and maybe even cable replacement. He will also discuss those important little thingies called barrel adjusters. Don’t know what those are? Sounds like you need to attend!
Peter, Native American expert, fixed beach cruiser rider, and man of many strong opinions will teach all in a Fix Your Derailleur class. We are really excited to have him teaching a class. He has been riding and building bikes for years, is a one time contributor to the Rivendell Reader, and can tell you just about everything about any bike you have ever ridden. This class will focus on repairs and will include an overview on replacing a derailleur and tuning it up from scratch.
All classes are on Sundays and start at 3pm sharp. All are free. Pleas RSVP to:
if you would like to attend. Put the class and date in the subject line to make things easy for us.
5/6/2012 Intro to bike repair with Enzo
5/13/2012 How to buy a used bike with Dan
5/20/2012 How to fix your brakes with Mike
5/27/2012 How to fix your derailleur with Peter
To learn about future classes send an email to the above address asking us to tell you.