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Be Your Own Bike Mechanic: May Night Class
Be Your Own Mechanic is a 6-week class with a hands-on approach to learning bike repair. Team-taught by professional mechanics and educators, Brian Danz, Shannon Belt, and Mike Gilheany, students will be able to deconstruct their bike, identify mechanical problems, and put it all back together again.
The class runs for 6 weeks on Wednesday nights starting April 25th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Portland Gear Hub Bike School. The Bike School is a dedicated program and class space with 5 benches, stands, and bike-specific tools. There will be about 30 minutes of class time and 2 hours of bench time to work on your own bikes!
  • Week 1: Basic Balance - Overview of Bikes & Flat Tire Practice
  • Week 2: Make It Stop! - The Braking System
  • Week 3: Shifty Characters - The Shifting System
  • Week 4: Make it Go - The Drivetrain System (Chain & Gears)
  • Week 5: Spinning Circles - Bearing Systems
  • Week 6: Round & Round - Wheel Truing & "Leftovers"
Class fee is $180 for the series. Class size is small with only 5 students. Students will receive access to high quality bike-specific tools and one-on-one instruction from some of Portland's finest bike mechanic instructors!


Start Date: April 25, 2018 07:30 PM
End Date: May 30, 2018 09:30 PM

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