Franklinton CycleWorks is hosting another round of Bike School this fall.
The west side’s bicycle cooperative is offering a six week course, totaling 12 hours of classroom time, which will provide participants with a general understanding of bike anatomy/functionality and how to perform common bike repairs. Whether you’re an aspiring mechanic looking for a place to start, or just want to be self-sufficient in basic bike maintenance, this is the class for you. Class sessions are limited to 14 participants and the total cost is $70. Discounts and partial refunds are available to current volunteers.
Where – 897 West Broad Street Columbus OH, 43222
When – Wednesday November 5,12,19 and December 3,10, and 17
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
What – Six 2 hour classes
How – Bring your bike. We’ll provide the rest.
How Much – $70 for all six classes and the cost of Park Tool Blue Book
Week 1 (Nov 5) – Basic Bike Anatomy and Flat Tire Repair
Week 2 (Nov 12) - Wheel Truing
Week 3 (Nov 19) - Hub Maintenance
Week 4 (Dec 3) – Brake Adjustment
Week 5 (Dec 10) – Derailleur Adjustment and Drive Train Maintenance
Week 6 (Dec 17) – Bike Build and Dinner
Our classes are a mixture of lecture, lab and study. Our mechanics will provide instruction through lecture, and then lead labs in which students practice these skills on their own bikes. Students will be offered the opportunity to practice further on Saturday afternoons, although it’s not required.
Each student will receive a copy of Park Tool’s Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repairs. The book contains detailed guides for all topics covered in the class as well as about 100 others. Students will be expected to read specific chapters before coming to class to make the most of their time.
897 West Broad
Available Spaces: 9
Franklinton Cycleworks holds several events each year which require a pre-registration, including our Mechanics Classes, Bike Swap events and volunteer help for annual Fundraisers.
There are currently no events requiring pre-registration. Check our blog on our homepage for upcoming events.