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Ashland, Oregon 97520

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Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance for Women

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

This new section of Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance is designed specifically for the female cyclist. We cover all the basics of maintaining your bicycle, from simple bearing system overhauls to tune-ups, but with special attention to the needs of women cyclists. We will also focus on bicycle fit for women, as well as survey the latest women-specific bicycle components. 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.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Some of the topics covered include:

    Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance
  • Bike Fit and Position for Women
  • 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
  • Women-Specific Bicycle Products
  • 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 for Women 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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