Spring Quarter Maintenance Classes
The maintenance series is an introduction to bike maintenance. In four days, you will develop a more technical understanding of how your bike works, confidence in using our tools, and a repertoire of skills that will keep your bike in tip-top shape without the cost of regular tune-ups.
All classes are held at the ASUW Bike Shop at 5:00 on the dates designated below, and will last approximately one hour to an hour and a half. Classes are open to students, faculty, and staff at the UW. No pre-registration is required, and there is no limit to class sizes. Just show up!
|1: Wheels||Wed, April 13||Thur, May 12|
|2: Brakes, shifting||Wed, April 20||Thur, May 19|
|3: Cleaning||Wed, April 27||Thur, May 26|
|4: Spindles, axles||Wed, May 4||Thur, Jun 2|
Class topics will include:
Wheels: Changing tubes, tires, patching tubes, truing wheels, differences in types of tires and wheels
Brakes, shifting: Use of barrel adjusters and limit screws, brake pad positioning
Cleaning: Removing the cassette, chain, and crank-set, use of the solvent tank to clean components, cleaning rims
Spindles, axles: Servicing and rebuilding hubs, bottom brackets, and headsets