143) Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance (In-Person)

Students will learn about the basic systems of their bikes, including braking (caliper, cantilever, vee-brake, and disk), shifting (cable and electronic). We'll also cover topics like the drivetrain and steering. We'll discuss the two most important things you can do to maintain your bike, which you can probably handle on your own, and the tasks that might be better left to the experts. Additionally, we'll talk about the essential tools you might want to have at home to manage what might come up. Whether you have a bike from a department store that needs checking, a classic from a golden age of cycling, or the latest race machine, we’ll talk about the best ways to keep it rolling.