Can anyone recommend a good bike repair class?

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I need some basic instruction about bike repair and I'm looking for a shop/organization that might be offering a seminar etc. Any info is appreciated.

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Bill Vojtech (not verified)


NYU used to offer one in their continuing ed catalog– I taught it a couple of times.

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
Just a few weeks away

"For each Sunday in August, there will be a 4 week workshop series sponsored by the NYCC. Not only will you learn to repair your bicycle, but also to properly maintain it. You may sign up for any or all of the classes. Details may be found here:
NYCC Bicycle Maintenance Classes"

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liz shura (not verified)
RAB mechanics workshop

Recycle-a-Bicycle has a thursday volunteer class at it's DUMBO location; you work on their bikes, so you are contributing to something worthwhile as you learn. (Also a women's workshop on Tuesday nights.)

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
NYCC Bicycle Maintenance Workshop
    Sunday, 6 August 2006 – Basics and Consumables
  • Bicycle cleaning and polishing for city dwellers
  • Flat repair
  • Gear adjustment
  • Replacing chain
  • Replacing cassette
  • Replacing chain rings
    Sunday, 13 August 2006 – Truing and Tuning Cables and Wires
  • Replacing brake and gear cables and housing
  • Adjust brakes
  • Revisit adjust gearing
  • Wrapping handlebars
  • Truing wheels
    Sunday, 20 August 2006 – Getting Greasy
  • Saddle adjust
  • Seatpost install and repack
  • Pedal maintenance
  • Hub maintenance
  • Headset maintenance
  • Stem and fork maintenance
  • Handlebars adjustment
  • Bottom brackets and cranks
    Sunday, 27 August 2006 – Wheel Building
  • Wheel building - start to finish
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Steve (not verified)

These classes are an excellent idea, but I can't help but think the timing is a little off. Are the classes going to be repeated during the fall/winter when people are less likely to be spending the day outdoors?

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)

The classes are in the afternoon, late enough to get a ride in for the day and are held outdoors unless the weather is inclement.

There are no plans for the fall/winter. Counter-points: Fall is century season. As for winter - learning and retaining such knowledge is better when you can actually ride and have an immediate need to maintain the bike.

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Rich (not verified)

These classes look great! Thank you for offering them to the club, but I will be on vacation for the first two (the ones I really need to attend!)

This is a very valuable service to the club. Thanks!

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