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!
|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.