Hands-On Bicycle Maintenance & Repair Clinics
Clinics are taught by RIBs staff and/or volunteers. We utilize The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, 2nd Edition as the student manual. For optimal learning, each clinic is a balance of instructor lectures, instructor demonstrations, and supervised hands-on work. Clinics are taught at both novice and intermediate levels with individual clinics lasting two hours.
Participants gain practical knowledge such as diagnosing problems, removing wheels, fixing flats, replacing cables, and adjusting derailleurs. Clinic participants help provide RIBs with more experienced volunteer help during Open-Shop.
You must pre-register due to limited space. A minimum of four people must register in order for RIBs to run the clinic. Register by email or by visiting the shop.
New Rider Maintenance
Students get an overview of many aspects of bicycle maintenance. Emphasis is on cleaning, simple adjustments, and consumer level lubrication.
Tires and Tubes
This class is one that nearly every customer should take. It covers the removal and installation of wheels, removal and replacement of tires and tubes, inner tube repair, troubleshooting and issues of wear.
Lever mounting, housing length, cable installation, bleeding for hydraulics, pad placement and alignment.
This clinic reviews the structure and service of wheel rim. Covers wheel truing, including lateral, radial, dish and centering. For wheel hub work see the specified bearings clinic.
This clinic reviews derailleur installation and adjustment in depth and discusses chain and cog wear.