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UNITED BICYCLE INSTITUTE
P.O. Box 128
Ashland, Oregon 97520

ASHLAND CAMPUS
401 Williamson Way
Ashland, Oregon 97520

PORTLAND CAMPUS
3961 N. Williams Ave.
Ste 100
Portland Oregon 97227

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Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance

Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance Who Will Benefit:
Beginner Mechanics
Home Mechanics

Prerequisites:
None - this is an entry level class.

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What You Will Learn

Our Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance course is designed with the beginning mechanic in mind. Here you will learn the basics of maintaining your bicycle, from simple bearing system overhauls to tune-ups. This course will truly make you a self-sufficient cyclist, enabling you to perform most of the common procedures carried out on a day to day basis by bike shop mechanics. The information presented is applicable to all types of bicycles and it is also a great introductory class for anyone who would like a more thorough foundation before taking our Professional Repair and Shop Operation course, though there are no required pre-requisites for that course.

This course is also excellent for fleet mechanics, particularly law enforcement officers, who would like to maintain their fleet in-house rather than rely on a local bike shop. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Bike Fit and Position
  • Bottom Bracket and Crankset Overhaul/Replacement
  • Brake System Adjustment and Maintenance
  • Cable and Housing Replacement and Maintenance
  • Derailleur System Adjustment and Maintenance
  • Emergency Roadside Repair
  • Flat Repair, Tire and Tube Design
  • Headset Overhaul/Replacement
  • Hub Overhaul and Adjustment
  • Pedal Replacement
  • Replacing Broken Spokes
  • Stem and Handlebars
  • Wheel Truing

Tuition Information

The cost of the one week Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance course is $850 with a $100 registration fee required with your signed class application.  It is a good idea to call us before sending in your application to verify availability. Click here for a schedule of classes. For more information, check our mechanics class FAQ page!

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