Classes and Clinics
Classes introduce riders to the fundamentals of bicycle repair. We explore how bicycles work and how to work on them. Clinics guide riders through replacing parts, like brake pads.
Cost: pay what you want, pay what you can.
Reach out with any repair needs. We invite riders to set up an appointment and help with any repairs, so you can see exactly what a mechanic does at work. When we work together, the cost is always pay what you want, pay what you can.
Suggest a time on the form below.
Apprentices spend two Tuesdays in the shop and work as a group to complete the disassembly and reassembly of a shop bicycles. Use the form below to share your contact, the cost of the apprenticeship is pay what you want, pay what you can.
INTRO to REPAIR
Saturday and Sundays
Space for 5 students in each intro class.
Sunday 12/3 from 10-1
Sunday 12/10 from 10-1
This course is also called "Push, Pull, Spin, Tighten".
The goal is to understand how a bicycle functions, and how to repair bicycles, in the simplest terms possible. This class is hands on and will introduce you to the tools and techniques used for most repairs.
Bring your own bicycle and bring a friend if you'd like.
Interested in signing up? please fill out the form above.
Better Braking in Under an Hour
Space for 5 students in each braking class.
Tuesday 11/21 from 6-7pm
Tuesday 11/20 from 6-7pm
We’d like to share a few simple ways to improve your braking, which can be done with simple tools in under an hour.
We’ll get the bikes into repair stands, check up on the brakes, then learn how to make one or two simple adjustments that will improve the braking performance.
WHEEL TRUING CLINIC
Space for 3 students in this clinic.
Tuesday 12/5 6-8:30pm
This clinic focuses on wheel work, which includes: examining wheels for damage, evaluating bearing smoothness and tuning the wheel spokes.
Students work on their own wheels and use the shop's truing stands
BRAKE PAD CLINIC
Space for 4 students in this clinic.
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Students learn how to examine braking systems for problems and how to replace brake pads. Rim and disc brakes are welcome.
Students will replace at least one pair of brake pads during this clinic. Brake pads sets are available for purchase through the shop.
BOTTOM BRACKET CLINIC
no upcoming clinics
Space for four riders to come into the shop and replace their bottom bracket bearing assembly. Loose ball, cartridge, ISIS or press-fit: whatever you are run, come learn how to remove crank arms, remove bottom brackets and install replacements.
C4BR will provide replacement bottom brackets at cost to students.
BRAKE BLEED CLINIC
no upcoming clinics
Space for five riders to attend a class focused on removing air bubbles from brake lines, aka bleeding hydraulic brake systems.
C4BR will provide the various tools, equipment and fluid necessary to bleed all brands of brake set-ups.