Women With Wrenches Bicycle Repair Classes
WHEN: Mondays OR Wednesdays in January 2014
WHERE: Syracuse Bicycle
We’re once again proud to offer you our very own Women with Wrenches Park Tool class at Syracuse Bicycle. This course is designed for women who would like to boldly learn the basics of bicycle repair and maintenance in a friendly and supportive environment. You will get real, hands-on experience using your own bike, becoming comfortable on keeping it running smoothly and clean between major tune-ups.
The class will cover the anatomy of the bicycle and bicycle tool use, going well beyond the basics of flat repair and lubrication, delving into brake and derailleur adjustments and the many details that escape notice until expensive parts need to be replaced. With this basic skill set, you’ll be ready to diagnose and repair common problems, becoming a more confident and empowered cyclist.
And don’t worry if you don’t have the newest, bestest bike. All makes, models, and styles are welcome.
Areas of bicycle maintenance that will be covered include:
• Bike anatomy – because “thingy” can only be used for so many parts
• Wheels, tires and tubes
• Safety Inspection
• Chain Cleaning and Lubrication
• Brakes and cables
• Derailleurs and shifters
• Bike Washing
• Roadside tricks to keep you pedaling
The class is a total of 8 hours, split into four 2-hour sessions. Sessions will take place on Mondays OR Wednesdays ( January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th OR January 8th, 15th and 22nd and 29th) from 6pm – 8pm.
You will be provided Park Tool’s “Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair” – a $24.99 value – and be expected to bring your own bicycle. Tools will be provided. Cost of the class will be $109.00 (includes the book; a 15% off coupon for purchasing tools, parts and accessories; a multi-tool to bring along on your rides; and pint glass for after-ride refreshments).
Feel empowered and reserve your spot today – just email firstname.lastname@example.org to register…please indicate which night you’d like to attend – Mondays OR Wednesdays
Minimum class size 6 people with a maximum class size of 8. If the class is full you can go on our waiting list.
And Now a Little Bit About Your Instructor, Andy Schmid
Andy Schmid will be teaching this course for the third year. A life-long cyclist, Andy is a USA Cycling licensed race mechanic and ParkTool School instructor with over ten years of wrenching experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. When he is not riding, wrenching or writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife Helene and their two dogs, Kona and Sammy.