Free Bike Mechanic Classes All Summer Long at Free Ride

Visit Free Ride Bicycle Collective and take a Free Bike Maintenance Class this summer

We are thrilled to share that there will be free to the public mechanic classes open to all from May through August 2019 at Free Ride Bicycle Collective: 214 N. Lexington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Class Descriptions:

Introduction to Bike Repairs:
An overview of bike repairs and bicycle sizing.

Tires Tubes and Flats:
Learn about bicycle inner-tubes and tires. And how to repair a tire that’s not holding air anymore. You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Hubs and Bearings:
Learn about the center of the bicycle wheel and how to keep your wheels spinning without any play – that’s right, bearings! You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Wheel Truing:
Learn how to straighten out a wheel with a wobble by adjusting the spokes. You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Headsets:
Learn how to spot and repair damage to the bearings that let you steer your bike. You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Drivetrain:
Learn how to remove, clean and fit a chain, how to remove and replace gears, front and back. You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Bottom Brackets:
Learn about the center of the cranks you pedal – and the tools to reach, fix and replace it when it wears out. You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Brakes & Cables: 
Learn how to adjust your brakes, how to work with cables and how they work with housing. You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Derailleurs:
Learn how to adjust the shifting on your bicycle beginning with derailleurs and leading back to the shifters. You may bring your own bicycle or parts to practice on, or practice on bikes provided in class for learning these repairs.

Bring a friend & learn new skills!

Save the Dates:

Sunday, May 5, 1:00 PM – Introduction to Bike Repairs
Sunday, May 5, 4:00 PM – Tires Tubes and Flats
Sunday, May 12, 1:00 PM – Tires Tubes and Flats
Sunday, May 12, 4:00 PM – Hubs and Bearings
Sunday, May 19, 1:00 PM – Hubs and Bearings
Sunday, May 19, 4:00 PM – Wheel Truing
Sunday, May 26, 1:00 PM – Wheel Truing
Sunday, May 26, 4:00 PM – Headsets
Sunday, June 2, 1:00 PM – Headsets
Sunday, June 2, 4:00 PM – Drivetrain
Sunday, June 9, 1:00 PM – Drivetrain
Sunday, June 9, 4:00 PM – Bottom Brackets
Sunday, June 16, 1:00 PM – Bottom Brackets
Sunday, June 16, 4:00 PM – Brakes & Cables
Sunday, June 23, 1:00 PM – Brakes & Cables
Sunday, June 23, 4:00 PM – Derailleurs
Sunday, June 30, 1:00 PM – Derailleurs
Sunday, June 30, 4:00 PM – Introduction to Bike Repairs
Sunday, July 7, 1:00 PM – Introduction to Bike Repairs
Sunday, July 7, 4:00 PM – Tires Tubes and Flats
Sunday, July 14, 1:00 PM – Tires Tubes and Flats
Sunday, July 14, 4:00 PM – Hubs and Bearings
Sunday, July 21, 1:00 PM – Hubs and Bearings
Sunday, July 21, 4:00 PM – Wheel Truing
Sunday, July 28, 1:00 PM – Wheel Truing
Sunday, July 28, 4:00 PM – Headsets
Sunday, August 4, 1:00 PM – Headsets
Sunday, August 4, 4:00 PM – Drivetrain
Sunday, August 11, 1:00 PM – Drivetrain
Sunday, August 11, 4:00 PM – Bottom Brackets
Sunday, August 18, 1:00 PM – Bottom Brackets
Sunday, August 18, 4:00 PM – Brakes & Cables
Sunday, August 25, 1:00 PM – Brakes & Cables
Sunday, August 25, 4:00 PM – Derailleurs

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