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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 in HUB 103 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!


Class/Series: A B
1: Brakes, Shifting N/A Mon, May 1
2: Safety, Cleaning, and Maintenance N/A Mon, May 8
3: Wheels N/A Mon, May 15
4: Bearing Systems N/A Mon, May 22


Class topics will include:


Brakes & Shifting: Use of barrel adjusters and limit screws, brake pad positioning.

Safety, Cleaning, & Maintenance: Identifying safety issues, and how to maintain your bike to prevent them.

Wheels: Changing tubes, tires, patching tubes, truing wheels, differences in types of tires and wheels.

Bearing Systems: Servicing and rebuilding hubs, bottom brackets, and headsets.


Suggested Donations:

Students $5/individual, $18/series
Staff/Faculty $8/individual, $29/series

No pre-registration required!