Wheel Building Series – June 3, 10, 17 

Prerequisites:  Must be familiar with hub maintenance and wheel truing techniques.
June 3, 2017, Saturday, 0900-1200 
Orientation (mandatory attendance, no exceptions)
  • Why build your own wheels
  • Wheel lacing patterns
  • Spoke and nipple types
  • Wheel building tools
June 10, 2017, Saturday, 0900-1200  
  • Spoke length calculation
  • Rim and spoke prep
  • Wheel lacing techniques
June 17, 2017, Saturday, 0900-1200  
  • Spoke tensioning techniques
  • Dishing, achieving equal tension
  • Finalizing wheel build
No RSVP required. All questions regarding sessions will be addressed at the orientation. 
We only have three truing stands so, unless attendees bring their own, allocation will be determined by lottery. Attendees that do not have a stand to use are still welcome to watch, listen, and learn during these sections.
Because of the logistics of these seminars (checking participants in, security and safety of demo props, etc…), once the session begins, no late comers are allowed to join the session. 

Basic Maintenance Classes–Suspended for Winter

Third Monday Basic Maintenance classes are now over for the year.  Classes will resume in the spring, check back on our website and Facebook page for updates.

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The Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen will be hosting a Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class on the third (3rd) Monday of every month at 6:30-7:30 PM. First class – May 16, 2016.

Basic bicycle maintenance: Level A
* Bring your own bike for hands-on experience
* Bike component identification.
* Pre-ride bike safety check.
* Clean and lube the drive train for a quiet, smooth ride, and to prevent wear & tear.
* Recommended tools and how to change an inner tube/fix-a-flat.

Classes are FREE.  No need to RSVP.  Please arrive a few minutes early to complete our waiver and sign in process.

Neglecting maintenance on you bike can result in an expensive trip to your local bicycle shop. These classes provide an opportunity to learn the basic maintenance skills necessary to keep your bike on the road, out of the shop, and avoid expensive repairs.

Come down and see what our shop has to offer.  

Derailleur Adjustment Class

Got noise, chatter, slipping, ticking, or clicking when you ride your bike? Or does your bike just not shift period? SBK is offering a basic derailleur adjustment class on Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10am-12pm. No need to RSVP, just show up. Classes are free, however, donations are always welcome.

Hub Maintenance Class

Freewheel Hub Cut Apart
In preparation for the wet season, we will be holding a short hub maintenance class on Tuesday, October 13th from 5pm-6pm. This will be a lecture-based class; you do not need to bring any bikes or parts.
No RSVP necessary. Please show up a few minutes early so we can start on time.

Basic Maintenance Troubleshooting Class

Saturday, September 19th, at 2:30pm.  No RSVP necessary.  Class will start promptly at 2:30pm and last for approximately an hour.  Please arrive a few minutes early to get signed in.

This class is a basic bicycle maintenance class. We will cover the basic daily check list for maintaining a bike in a safe rideable condition. 

No experience necessary. No dissasembly of any components or bike will be performed. Troubleshooting problems will be covered, but not the actual procedure for remedy. 

Tubeless Tire Seminar

tubelessRunning tubeless on road bikes. SBK invites all to come down for a seminar on running tubeless tires on your road bike. Information regarding the tubeless system and a demonstration will be conducted on May 30, 2015, Saturday, 2-3:30pm, at the SBK. No charge, open to the public.

Bottom Bracket Class: May 16, 2015, Saturday, 2-4:00PM


Come down and learn the simple procedure for maintaining and servicing your bottom bracket. If you have never serviced your bottom bracket, this class is for you. Imagine, driving your car and never changing your transmission oil!  

The class is free. Donations are welcome but not required or expected; just show up ready to learn!