Maintenance / Repair Workshop
June 22, 2002, 1:00PM Webster Park
This year we will have the bicycle maintenance/repair workshop in Webster Park. We will be in a shelter across from the parking lot where Holt Rd. meets Lake Rd.
Why learn bicycle maintenance or repair? If you have a flat tire in your car you can call a garage to help you (or the AAA if you are a member). That kind of service is not available when you are on a bike. And flat tires are much more common on a bike. The flat tire on a bike is easy for most people to fix themselves, as are many other repair and maintenance procedures. The workshop will help you start to learn to take care of your own bike.
A variety of topics will be covered in the workshop. Everything from how to fix a flat to lubricating bearings. Following is a list of topics that may be covered: Bike set-up for you (proper position of bars and saddle), Helmet fit, Fix a flat, Replace break pads, Adjusting Breaks, Adjust front and rear Derailleur, Replace chain, Lubricate chain, Replacing break and derailleur cables, Lubricate and adjust bearings (wheel, headset, bottom bracket), Emergency truing for a broken spoke.
We ask participants to bring their bikes and tools to the workshop. If you don’t know what tools you will need, we suggest you bring flat and Philips head screwdrivers, wrenches (most bikes use metric sizes), tire irons, and a patch kit. You can see how to use the tools on your own bike and learn about some of the special bike tools. If you don’t have the tools you will learn what they are for and be able to decide if you should get one.
The workshop was very successful last year, and I expect it to be better this year. There is a ride that starts in Webster Park at 10:00. You can ride that before the workshop or take a ride after the workshop.
- Bary Siegel RBC - Education Chair
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