Fall & winter bicycle classes offered by Blackstone Bicycle Works

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Our recycles bike share partner, Blackstone Bicycle Works, is pleased to offer a new series of bicycle knowledge, building, and maintenance classes.

All classes require advance registration. Read below for class details.
If interested, please contact:
Blackstone Bicycle Works

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Develop Working Knowledge: $40
This single-session weekly class covers the basics. You will learn what every gear, link, and bolt is called and how it functions. Truth be told, you need to know how it works before you can fix it. We'll cover the basic repairs to keep you rolling: flat fixes, patch tubes, adjust brakes. You'll get a multi-tool and a reference guide to take home. Once a week, 6-9pm, Wednesdays.

Foster Holistic Understanding: $40 per class, $140 for all four.
These classes are in-depth explorations of the four main component groups that make up your bicycle
(you'll get a tool and reference guide to take home):
Drivetrain: 11/4, 12/2, 1/6, 2/3
This class covers the heart of your bike. Learn the ins and outs of gears, shifters, and derailleurs.
Brakes: 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10
This class covers all that is involved in the set-up, maintenance of all brake types.
Wheels: 11/18, 12/15, 1/20, 2/17
The spoked wheel is surprisingly complex! Learn to tame and true this wild beast!
Bearings: 11/23, 12/20, 1/27, 2/24
Learn to adjust, maintain, and rebuild hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets. These little b.b.s are important things!
In addition, Blackstone Bicycle Works will offer a five week intensive workshop of building a bike from scratch beginning 11/9. Please call or email the shop for more information.

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