Basic Bicycle Maintenance: MAY
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
This course covers basic bicycle maintenance concepts. Topics covered in the course include changing a flat tire, drivetrain basics, brake systems maintenance, and bearings systems adjustments. Students will be performing the maintenance themselves, on their own bicycles, after a short instruction and demonstration. This is a basic course, and some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course. There will be accommodation available for those without their own bicycles or with incompatible models.
The goal of this course is to get students comfortable working with their bicycles.
The only prerequisite is the desire to learn.
Whenever possible, ride your bicycle to class. Students who don’t bring their bicycle class may be teamed up with someone else, or they may be assigned a bicycle to work on depending on the lesson. Wear clothing that you do not mind getting some road grime and grease on.
“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.
Session 1: Wednesday, May 2, 7PM - 9PM
Session 2: Wednesday, May 9, 7PM - 9PM
Session 3: Wednesday, May 16, 7PM - 9PM
Session 4: Wednesday, May 23, 7PM - 9PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.