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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 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: 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


Suggested Donations:

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

No pre-registration required!