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Comprehensive 8-week course teaches you how to diagnose, prevent, and fix/tune-up a majority of the basic issues you might
have with your bicycle. 


OUR WINTER & SPRING SESSIONS HAVE CONCLUDED

 

Overview

  • 8-week course costs only $175 | One class per week for 8 weeks
  • Expert instruction from Trek and Shimano certified mechanic Josh Gerard
  • 6 p - 7:30 p class every Monday for 8 weeks
  • Small class size (6 students)
  • 10% discounts on tools, parts and accessories during the class
  • Pens and notebooks courtesy of Shimano
  • All classes held at 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor - 33 Sherman Avenue W, Fort Atkinson WI

Curriculum 

WINTER/SPRING '22-'23 DATESFOCUS AREASDETAILS
TBD
Beginner's Class - Systems Check
Identify the different parts of a bike
Pre ride safety check (tire pressure, any rubbing / noises, wear and tear parts like pads and chain)
Clean and Lube a chain
Light brake adjustment
Light derailleur adjustment
TBD
Roadside Repairs - Brakes and Tires

Types of tires (tubeless, tubes, tubular)
Inner tube replacement
Tire tear “hacks” (tape, dollar bill, tie a tube, carry 27.5 tube mountain biking)
Adjusting brake rub
TBD
Brakes
Adjusting brakes
Disk brakes vs rim brakes (advantages/disadvantages)
Brake housing vs shift housing
Replace Rear brake cable

TBD
Derailleurs
Rear derailleur tension adjust
Rear derailleur limit screw/b tension adjust
Front derailleur tension adjust
Front derailleur limit screws
Chain care
TBD
Headsets / Bottom Brackets
Testing for play (bb/headset)
Threaded versus threadless headsets
Replacing bearings
Crown race removal and replacement (Demo only)
Types of Bottom bracket
remove/install pedals, cranks, and bottom bracket on bike

TBD
Wheel basics
Wheel types (26, 27.5, 29, 700c)
Rim width / tire width combinations
Testing for play (hubs)
Removing cassette / brake rotor
Basics of wheel truing (on bike/ off bike)
TBD
Open shop with mechanic

Work on your bike/ask any questions we didn't cover
TBD

Open shop with mechanic
Work on your bike/ask any questions we didn't cover