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      January 2019 Build-a-Bike Class in Providence


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      January 14, 2019

      Monday   5:30 PM

      1911 Westminster St
      Providence, Rhode Island

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      January 2019 Build-a-Bike Class

      Description: Build-a-Bike is a hands-on 6-session, 18-hour course that goes into great depth of the most common repairs that are performed in the bike shop. Curious to see the ball bearings inside your hub and headset? Wondering how cable tension improves derailleur performance when you're shifting? Come on in and find out! This is a bike mechanics class for all skill levels- no experience required. Class Dates: Monday 01/14 - Thursday 01/17 Monday 01/21 - Thursday 01/24 Monday 01/28 - Thursday 01/31 Class Content: - Bike parts and tools overview - Bike assessment & diagnosis - Patching a flat, replacing tubes and tires - Overhauling hubs - Wheel Truing - Overhauling bottom brackets and headsets - Adjusting brake systems - Adjusting shift systems and derailleurs Classes in this course build on one another, so please try to attend all or as many sessions as you can to stay up to speed with the content.  Hands-on Bike Repair:  Build-a-Bike is very hands-on, using bike tools, equipment, and parts under the supervision of our knowledgeable and skilled mechanics. We, however, advise against working on your own bike during course time. We have a full stock of donated bikes to work on and would love for you to practice and make all of your mistakes on our bikes (instead of yours)! If you finish assignments early you are welcome to use the extra time to work on your own bike. Class Price: $200* *Financial aid/work trade granted on a case-by-case basis, send gregory@recycleabike.org an email for more information.*Want to keep a bike at the end of the class? As a member of the class, you will receive a 50% off any of our refurbished sale bikes or the bike that you worked on. 

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