- Why build your own wheels
- Wheel lacing patterns
- Spoke and nipple types
- Wheel building tools
- Spoke length calculation
- Rim and spoke prep
- Wheel lacing techniques
- Spoke tensioning techniques
- Dishing, achieving equal tension
- Finalizing wheel build
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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