February 4, 2015 1 Comment
Cabin fever? Eager to ride your bike this spring?
Learn to get your bike ready yourself with a little help from MSU Bikes!
Come to the MSU Bikes Service Center and learn some quick tips for getting your bike ready to ride and simple repairs that require very few tools or special skills. Each FREE 1-hr. session will cover a different set of topics plus one open session: changing flats, proper lubing/ oiling, proper fit, adjusting your brakes/ shifters, tool-free adjustments of your brakes/ shifters while riding, and emergency wheel repair/ intro to wheel truing (see below for agenda). Your instructor will be Tim Potter, MSU Bikes’ Sustainable Transportation Manager.
Classes will all be held at the MSU Bikes Service Center and start at 5:30 pm and focus on the following:
101: Proper lubing, changing flats, proper fit – Feb. 16, 2015 – FULL
102: Proper lubing, tool-free adjustments of your brakes/ shifters while riding – Feb. 23 – FULL
103: Tool-free adjustments of your brakes/ shifters while riding, basic wheel truing/ emergency wheel repairs – Mar. 2 – FULL
104: Basic wheel truing/ emergency wheel repairs, other emergency road repair tips (what to pack in your on-bike tool kit) – Mar. 16 – FULL
105: Basics and/or intermediate (depending on student’s experience) of bike commuting – riding tips and gear considerations – Mar. 23
106: Open class format – ask your own questions and specific bike issues or repeat of earlier session – Mar. 30
Yes, these 1-hr. workshops will be free, but will require RSVPs (using this Doodle scheduler) as they’ll be limited to 10 people per session. You can bring your bike with you if you’d like to practice on your own bike or have it looked at.
If we don’t get at least 3 people per session they’ll be cancelled. PLEASE include your email address with your name so we can let you know if it’s cancelled, or other last minute things that might arise.