Advanced bike maintenance: Mega Clinic Nov 8

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  • Date
    Friday, 08 November, 2019
  • Time
    From 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Burlington
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Burlington
    1030 Brant St.
    Burlington, ON

Learn how to wrench like a pro. This more advanced bike repair and maintenance class combines different topics in a single super session.

Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Format: hands-on, small group class

You’ll learn:

Get to know your bike’s drivetrain:

· When to change a chain and cassette

· How to replace a bike chain

· How to remove and install a cassette

· How to replace gear cables and housing

· When to change cables and housing

How to adjust bike derailleurs:

· How to inspect your derailleurs

· How to tell when your derailleurs need an adjustment

· How to adjust your front and rear derailleur

· When you need to take your bike to the shop for service

How to adjust and fix bike brakes:

· Different types of bike brakes

· How to change pads on rim brakes (caliper and cantilever)

· How to adjust the position of rim brakes

· How to change the cable and housing for rim brakes

· Brief overview on issues with disc brakes (but we won’t be covering maintenance or service on disc brakes in this clinic)

· When you need to take your bike to the shop for service


Important notes

We highly recommend taking the beginner bike repair and maintenance clinics at MEC before this class.

This is a hands-on clinic, so wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit of bike grease on.

Please leave your own bike at home, where you can practice your new skills on it later. We’ll provide demo materials and gear in class.


Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our more advanced bike clinics are taught by experienced MEC bike mechanics, who are ready to answer any of your questions.