The Basics


Interested in learning about how to fix your bicycle or just want to learn about bicycles without any prior knowledge? No better place to learn than our basics class! The class provides both discussion on key concepts as well as hands-on experience with the bicycle.

No prior knowledge is necessary to attend the class. No advanced registration is needed, just show up a few minutes prior to class. To see when our next class is, visit our calendar. Each session is two hours in duration.


Class Topics

Tubes, Tires and Flats

In this introduction to the course we will discuss tube and tire selection and sizing, and have a thorough exercise in patching a flat.

Hubs and Bearings

An introduction to cup and cone bearing systems.  We will disassemble, clean and reassemble the hub of a wheel.

Wheel Truing

How to prepare your wheel and make spoke nipple adjustment to make a lateral true and straighten the rim of your wheel.

The Drivetrain

Learn how to remove, clean and fit a chain, how to remove freewheels and cassette and replace a chainring.

Brakes, Cables and Housings

Learn how to replace your cables and housings and how to make the basic adjustments to make your brakes work better.


Demystify one of the more complex components of your bicycle by learning its basic adjustments.


Each course session costs $20. If there are any questions about pricing, see the additional information about pricing in the general classes description.