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October 2017 Build-a-Bike Class

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Recycle-A-Bike

1911 Westminster Street

Providence, RI 02909

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Build-a-Bike is a hands-on 6-session, 18-hour course that goes into great depth of the most common repairs that are performed in the bike shop. Curious to see the ball bearings inside your hub and headset? Wondering how cable tension affects derailleur performance when you're shifting? Come on in and find out!

This is a bike mechanics class for all skill levels- no experience required.

Class Dates:

Sundays 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 5:30- 8:30pm
Thursdays 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 5:30- 8:30pm

Class Content:

- Bike parts and tools overview
- Bike assessment & diagnosis
- Patching a flat, replacing tubes and tires
- Overhauling hubs
- Wheel truing
- Overhauling bottom brackets and headsets
- Adjusting brake systems
- Adjusting shift systems and derailleurs

Classes in this course build on one another, so please try to attend all or as many sessions as you can to stay up to speed with the content.

Hands-on:

Build-a-Bike is very hands-on, using bike tools, equipment and parts under the supervision of our knowledgeable and skilled mechanics. We, however, advise against working on your own bike during course time. We have a full stock of donated bikes to work on and would love for you to practice and make all of your mistakes on our bikes (instead of yours)! If you finish assignments early you are welcome to use the extra time to work on your own bike.


Class Price: $200*

*Financial aid/work trade granted on a case-by-case basis, send ally@recycleabike.org an email for more information.
*Want to keep a bike at the end of the class? As a member of the class, you will receive a 50% off any of our refurbished sale bikes.
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