Franklinton CycleWorks is hosting another round of Bike School beginning July 6th.
The west side’s bicycle cooperative is offering a four week course, totaling 8 hours of classroom time, which will provide participants with a general understanding of bike anatomy/functionality and how to perform common bike repairs. Bike School 101 sessions will be held Wednesday July 6th through Wednesday July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Whether you’re an aspiring mechanic looking for a place to start, or just want to be self-sufficient in basic maintenance, this is the class for you. Class sessions are limited to 12 participants and the total cost is $80. Volunteers may use shop credit to pay for the class (use promo code FCW volunteer).
Week 1 – Basic Bike Anatomy and Flat Repair
Week 2 – Wheel Truing
Week 3 – Derailleur Adjustment and Drive Train Maintenance
Week 4 – Brake Adjustment/ Running new cables
Our classes are a mixture of lecture, lab and study. The class instructor will provide context for the repairs and give demonstrations on proper technique, and then lead labs in which students practice these skills on their own bikes (or a shop bike if preferred). Students will be offered the opportunity to practice further on Tuesday evenings, or 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 may make the most of their time in class by reading up on the coming weeks topic.
*If you can’t attend all four classes but can attend at least 2, we encourage you to register, forgo online payment, and contact Jonathan at email@example.com. We’ll work something out for you.
897 West Broad
Available Spaces: 6
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.