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.
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