Our free classes are a big part of who we are. Bringing people in on "the secret" is our thing. These classes are based on an informal lecture style, with attendees gathered around our central workspace. Feel free to bring your bike... After class, please feel free to throw your bike up in the stand to discuss with our mechanics further. Classes do not need to be taken in order. Register Here.
Class 01: "Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes". This class covers basic points of do-it-yourself maintenance to get you self-sufficient with you bike. In addition, this class can serve as a gateway to learning more about these great machines.
Class 02: "Brakes and Their Adjustments". This is the class to take if you want to get rid of that annoying rubbing sound. Braking systems, while plentiful, mainly follow the same few principals in terms of function and maintenance.
Class 03: "Gears and Derailleurs", Often a source of mystery and stress from cyclists, this class serves to show that these shifting systems are easily worked with and essentially the same cast of characters for many decades.
Class 04: "Bearing Adjustments and Wheel truing". Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adustments (hubs, bottom brackets and hubs), as well as wheel truing.
Building a wheel is probably the most complicated and at the same time most rewarding part of bike maintenance/building you can learn. This class is given in 2 parts. Part 1 is a demonstration/lesson with one of our wheelbuilders. Part 2 is the participant scheduling a time to come back to build their wheel under the watchful eyes of the shop staff (parts available at a discount). This is an advanced endeavor, not to be approached casually. Required reading is a mandatory prerequisite for entry to this class.
The class is a demonstration session. We discuss the ideas behind how a wheel holds together, as well as component selection and finally lacing and truing techniques. Required reading a prerequisite, this will be emailed to you.
At 718 Cyclery, we strive to maintain an environment that is friendly to whomever walks through the door, without question. This class serves to provide an environment where women can feel comfortable while learning about bike maintenance.
This class is a monthly offering where we go through the thought processes and parts selection for staring a bike project. With the parts laid out on, we then will go through the bike building processes, step by step. This is how many of us got our start, so definitely check this one out.