Bike Teacher Instruction
Get instruction in bike repair, maintenance and complete bike builds while learning on your own bike. With a complete hands on approach to learning bike mechanics you can follow along with the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Repair. Park Tool Certificates available.
There is a Park Tool Class that is a 18 chapter course (Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair) that is 40 hours of hands on training for $999. This class can be taken as consecutive days or broken up into evenings, weekends etc... You are welcome to try a 4 hour class and if you like it you may put that amount toward the 18 chapter course.
Contact Arthur at Bike Teacher today and reserve your one on one bike building experience today.
Don't want to get your hands too dirty? $75 3 hrs Learn to diagnose and maintain your bike and determine when its time to get it serviced. You will be able to make minor adjustments and make judgment calls that can keep you from running to the shop for help. You will gain confidence and know what your bike needs when it needs it
What you can expect to learn in this class. Look for indications of wear, damage and what this means and how to address it.
You Will Inspect For:
Wheel inspection- broken spokes, spoke tension, stress cracks on the rim near the eyelets, sidewall damage such as deep scratches, dents and wear from brake pads, Cleaning sidewall
Tire/Tube Repair/Inspection- removal and installation of skewer and wheel, differences of schrader valve and presta valve, remove and replace tube using one, two and three tire levers, patch tube, inspect tire for wear and aging, different types of rim strips purpose, and failures
Shifting Adjustments- Proper movement of front and rear derailleurs, cable pinch bolt condition, cable and housing and ferrule condition, Quick guide to derailleur adjustments with the adjusting barrel
Cassette/Chainring Wear- Cassette wear on teeth, cleaning procedure, Chainring wear on teeth, straightening bent teeth, check torque for looseness.
Brake Inspection/Cable Adjustment-
Brake quick release disengagement, cable and housing inspection, pinch
bolt torque, brake pad wear and alignment, Brake cable barrel adjustment
and cable pinch bolt adjustment.
Frame Inspection- Look for cracks in the frame in steel, aluminum, carbon and so on, bent forks and dropouts, rub and wear marks from cable housing
Bearing Play- Check for loose wheel hubs, crankset bearings, headset play and knocks, bearings with too much tension and rolling resistance.Chain Wear/Cleaning/Lube and Damage- Chain life, maintaining a clean chain and products, proper lubrication and product, bent links, chain to long, chain measurement
Torque- Safe bolt tightness, learn about torque settings and the importance of grease and it’s relation to creaks and squeaks
Basics Only Please! $105 3hours (BOP) The essentials every biker rider needs to know to get themselves out of a bind if your out on the trail or a desolate highway. Learn these survival repairs to get yourself or a fellow rider rolling again.
Flat Repair Learn to fix a flat in different scenarios, from the easiest to hardest of tire removal and installs. Learn how to use one tire lever, two tire levers and three tire levers effectively. You will be prepared and feel confident.
Tire Repair Fix a tire that has a sidewall cut that will get you home by using whats in your pockets.
Lubrication is your friend. It keeps the the peace between moving parts, but excess is just bad.
Broken Spoke Your ride is not over because of a busted spoke. Learn how to deal with it and ride strong.
Brakes Are your brakes on vacation? Learn to fine tune them with ease. Adjust them to your personal preference.
Derailleurs OK, derailleurs can be scary, but don't fret. Your adjusting barrel is truly your friend. A quarter turn here a quarter tune there, Done!
Chain drop and chain suck are
indicators there is a bigger problem. It's time to inspect your drivetrain (chain, chainrings, cassette, derailleurs) and make adjustments.
Chain Life Chains wear out. A chain is like the oil in your car. It wears with time and dirt and if it is not replaced periodically it will wear out and destroy the parts it comes in contact with. ie. Cassette and chainrings. That equals money that could be spent elsewhere.
Schedule for all classes
are offered all year round, weekdays, weekends and evenings. Classes are starting
everyday, Call Bike Teacher today to schedule your class.
Learn basic repairs to keep you rolling in the field or in the garage $150 4 hrs
Add new life to your bike. $150 4 hrs
Combine Beginner and Intermediate Classes with wheel truing 12 Hrs Class $325
Special Projects $45 hrs
Choose Your Project. Install a derailleur, swap out a component groups, install a headset or build a bike, it's your choice.
Business’s can offer their employee’s tailored clinics or workshops to promote healthy lifestyles and contribute towards a green work environment.
Class Size and Times
Beginner and Intermediate Classes have a five person maximum
Advanced Class has a two person Maximum
Classes are kept small so you get a high level of personalized learning experience.
Pro Bike Build Class
Arthur at Bike Teacher will be attending Sea Otter Classic as a vendor for the first time promoting "Teaching Bicycle Mechanics" Classes. Stop by and say hi.
Raffles will be held daily giving away Class time and service deals. Also offering free demonstrations on brake and derailleur adjustments and other.
November 16th 2013 11am-6pm
Stop By and say hi at Bike Teacher's Booth
*Check out the free Repair Clinic demo at the at our booth.
*Light Repair work will be offered at the SF Bike Expo by Bike Teacher.
Bike Teacher gearing up for SF Bike Expo. Bike Teacher banners, stickers, flyers, T shirts, and hats will be available soon. 11/4
Bike Teacher hosting San Jose Bike Clinic (SJBC). Internal volunteer bicycle mechanic training. Building A Robust Foundation! 11/14/13
Bike Teacher hosting Clinic for Meetup Group November 4th 6:30-7:15pm. Covering the basics of bike repairs. (San Jose/Campbell Riding, Hiking and Anything Fun)
Bike Teacher to Sponsor San Jose Mountain Bike Meetup Group SJMB 10/30 7pm
San Jose Cyclocross Arena