Monday, January 21, 2008

Bike Repair Classes

We are planning on running our winter repair classes beginning mid-February after we get back from the Hand Built Bike Show in Portland. Our plan is to offer the following classes:

-Basic Bicycle maintenance -- 2 - 2 hour sessions on concurrent Saturday mornings. It will cover a basic tune-up and students will have the ability to work on their own bikes. We will also cover basic roadside repairs including fixing a flat.

-Wheel building -- take the mystery out of the process. Students will be able to lace and tension their own wheel. A discount will be available for supplies purchased from us.

-3 speed overhaul class -- this will cover the Sturmey Archer AW hub, the most common hub out there. The 3 speed hub makes perfect sense for commuting and the Lake Pepin Three Speed Ride will only be a few months off.

-Frame building -- an opportunity to visit a local frame builder's shop to see what goes into building a custom frame.

    All classes will probably be limited to 6-8 students but we can run more if the demand is there.

    We would love to get feedback from you, our readers and customers if there are other topics you would like covered. Post a comment with your thoughts and suggestions and we will see what we can do.

    Look for the schedule and pricing in the next week or so.


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