Registration not required - Drop Ins Welcome
Intro to Bike Maintenance - 6/11
While basic bike maintenance may be a daunting task for some, a well running bicycle will keep you focused on the number one rule in biking.... FUN! This summer, our bike mechanic staff will be offering basic bike maintenance classes to the public to increase bike maintenance awareness and increase your confidence in identifying, completing and preventing issues before they become a problem.
SKILL - Educate yourself on how to take care of your bike.
CONFIDENCE - Have faith that what you're about to try is going to work
AWARENESS - Know how and what to look and hear for before things go south
COMMUNITY - Find like minded members in the community to ride with
How to fix a Flat Tire - 6/25 + 8/6
Getting a flat tire is an inevitable part of cycling, no matter what type of riding you do. Fixing a flat bike tire is simple with basic tools, a little knowledge and plenty of practice. The more you do it, the more routine it will become. Our clinic will focus on the following areas:
Wheel removal, Tube removal, Flat tube inspection,
Patch/Replacement of tube, Re-Installation of tube,
Tips and tricks, and Q&A
Tubeless Setup Tips/Patch/Repair - 7/9
Tubeless tires have become the most widely used tires in the mountain bike scene with road tires coming on at a fast pace. Tubeless is no longer the “Dark Art” that most perceive it to be.
The technology is here…USE IT.
The first half of the clinic will focus on:
inflation and injection of tubeless sealant into a wheelset
Why you need tubeless ready wheels and tires
Tips and tricks for taping wheels
The second half of the clinic will focus on:
patching and repairing tubeless tires
Tubeless repair kit essentials
How to replace valve core
How to use a tire plug
Sidewall repair talk
Bike Wash and Chain Maint. - 7/23
Your bike is a collection of moving parts. When exposed to mud, grime and debris, these parts begin to deteriorate. A regular schedule of maintenance (monthly, weekly or more often depending on your type of riding) is important.
The first half of this clinic will focus on properly washing your bike:
Basic Bike Cleaning Supplies
Powerwasher or Hose
Lubricating chain and moving parts
The second half of this clinic will focus on chain maintenance and repair:
Measuring chain wear
On the bike cleaning and lubrication
Off the bike cleaning and lubrication
Breaking a chain/repairing a chain
Basic Suspension Setup - 8/20
Basic Suspension Setup- The grand finale to the clinic season ends with food and bikes at Electric Hills main parking area. On August 20th, from 10-12pm, staff will be on site to assist in suspension setup and tuning. Take a class at the top of the hour, take your bike for a spin and we’ll make adjustments as necessary. Finish off your ride with food, drinks and music all provided by Montrose Surf and Cycle!