Bike Maintenance 201 - Wheel Truing - Sep21

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  • Date
    Thursday, 21 September, 2017
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
    $20.00
  • Address
    MEC Victoria
    1450 Government St
    Victoria, BC
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LOVE YOUR BIKE. LEARN HOW TO TREAT IT RIGHT.

Join us every Thursday evening for a Bike Maintenance 201 Clinic from 6:30-8:00pm. 

These courses are designed for the those wanting to learn how to work on their own bike, and focuses on one of four topics per clinic: Drivetrain Adjustment & Replacement, Wheel Truing, Brake Adjustment, or Derailleur Adjustment (sessions are held on a rotating basis). 

Please note that all of our 201 clinics are only $20, and are limited to 8 people. Bike Maintenance 101 is a suggested prerequisite to this intermediate clinic. 


WHEEL TRUING

This course will teach you: 

  • Why wheel truing is necessary;
  • How the three aspects of wheel trueness (lateral true, radial true, and dishing) affects the bicycle as a whole (ie. brake adjustment, frame clearance, tire wear, handling)
  • Why proper hub adjustment is essential for proper wheel truing;
  • How to true a wheel;
  • How to destress a wheel and avoid spoke wind-up;
  • Which tools are needed and which can be purchased at MEC;
  • How to know when to take your bike in for servicing. 

This is a knowledge based clinic, and we will provide you with all of the materials you might need. Come with your questions and a sense of adventure. 

Bringing your own bike is not necessary; there will be one available for demonstrations. 

All of our Bike Maintenance clinics meet in the cycling department.


Questions?

Please contact our Outrach Coordinator, Caitlin Brown at caitlin.brown@mec.ca or call the store at (250)386.2667


*Note: Clinics are non-refundable and non-transferable