Upcoming Class: Working with Rim Brakes!

Join us for our hands-on brake maintenance class that will teach you how to perform common repairs and adjustments for rim brakes, including:

  • Installing brake cables

  • Adjusting brake pads and cable tension to help you stop safely and effectively

  • Diagnosing common annoyances with brakes like squeaking and rubbing

No brake-specific experience is needed, though minimal experience using wrenches and pliers is helpful.

Please bring your own bicycle if you have one. Cable brake systems vary a little from bike to bike and we’d like you to learn how to fix the brakes on *your* bike. If you do not have a bicycle, you may use one of our shop bikes.

Class date and location: Sunday, October 8, 10am-12noon at Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

Cost to Attend: FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur 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 and coaster brakes (the kind where you pedal backward to stop). 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 classes@sacbikekitchen.org

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