Fixing Flats and Adjusting Brakes!

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and adjust your brakes! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).
  • Adjust your brakes to increase stopping power, lengthen brake pad life, and diagnose common brake annoyances like rubbing and squeaking.
    No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:
Sac Bike Kitchen
Sunday, 8/27/2017, 10am-12noon

Cost to Attend:
FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of the class is to *teach* you how to fix a flat tire and adjust brakes. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage incurred to your bicycle during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.
  • We have limited experience working with disc brakes. We will be happy to take a look and apply what knowledge we have, but may not be able to answer all questions you may have about them.

Great! Please RSVP to

4th of July Holiday Hours

SBK will not be open Saturday July 1st through Tuesday July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday.  

If you have work you need to get done, get down here and do it while you can!  

Wed-Thurs 6pm-9pm, Fri 10am-2pm

Regular shop hours resume Wednesday, July 5th at 6pm. 


Hub Overhaul Class

Learn how to fix a hub on Sunday, 7/23!
Do I need any bike repair knowledge to join this class?
You do need to know how to remove a wheel from your bicycle. Want to teach yourself prior to the classThis video may help. It shows how to remove both quick-release and bolt-on wheels. You can also come by normal shop hours and a volunteer will be glad to help you.
What are symptoms of a hub in need of repair?
Is your wheel hard to turn even though the brakes aren’t touching it? Can you wiggle your wheel side to side even though it’s firmly mounted in the frame? Then you probably have one or more common problems with your hub. This class will teach you how to diagnose and (hopefully) fix some of these common problems, in turn allowing you to turn get more miles out of your wheels and not get as tired when you ride.
When and where can I take this class?
At the Bike Kitchen on Sunday, 7/23/2017 from 10am-12pm.  Please arrive a few minutes early to get signed in.
Yes please! We have a limited number of spaces available. If you show up without RSVP’ing you may join the class *if* there are spaces available. Otherwise priority goes to people who RSVP.
Any other things to know?
  • You are welcome to bring and work on your own wheels, but you can also borrow one of our wheels.
  • If you do work on your own wheels, we cannot guarantee that you will have a rideable wheel at the end of the class, especially if repairing your hub requires replacing any parts that may or may not be available. The class‘s goal is to teach, and not necessarily complete needed repairs (that’s what regular shop hours are for!).
Email for RSVP and class-related questions?