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Advanced Maintenance Clinics @ The Bike Rack
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Advanced Maintenance Clinics @ The Bike Rack
POSTED: 10/12/11 2:42 PM

***Note: This is not an official DC Tri Clinic series. I received an e-mail about it today and I'm sharing it with you in case you are interested. Enjoy! --Abby***

Advanced Maintenance Clinics

Beginning on October 29, The Bike Rack will be offering a 6 week series on bicycle ‘tune ups’. Each clinic will focus on a significant piece of what makes the bicycle function. The course is part instruction and part hands-on, providing detailed instruction of how to assess, repair, and maintain ones’ own bike. Participants will gain a practical level of knowledge and mechanical ability, not to mention some dirty hands. This clinic series is the ultimate for a step by step approach to improving the performance and helping you to save money over the life of your bicycle.

Great reasons to sign up...

Learn from The Bike Rack's professional mechanics - voted #1 by the readers of The Washington City Paper two years running.
Small class size of 6 participants = lots of attention from instructors.
Learn the professional skills necessary to keep your bike tuned up and ready to ride.
Makes the perfect holiday gift for a cyclist!
Clinic series schedule:

October 29: Wheels

True, tension, and dish wheels. Cassette/freewheel removal and installation. Freehub body service, spoke replacement and minor hub adjustments.

November 5: Bearings

Remove/install various headsets and bottom brackets. Full hub overhaul and adjustment. learn to assess quality and life span of all bearing systems.

November 12: Brakes

Overview of several common brake types, caliper, disc, "V", cantilever. Setup and install of brake pads and brake cables/housing.

November 19: Derailleurs

Install and maintenance of front and rear derailleurs including tuning and compatibility. Derailleur hanger alignment and cable/housing istallation and tuning.

November 26: Drivetrain

Methods of cleaning, chain sizing and installation, removal and installation of crankset and chain rings. How to increase performance in drivetrain as a whole.

December 3: Review/Practice

Fine tuning, discussion on bicycle fit and geometry. Additional services will be addressed including frame preparation and general accessory installation.

Sign up now...

All clinics will be held at The Bike Rack on Saturday mornings from 7:30 to 9:30 am.

The cost of the series is $300, however if you sign up by October 22, you will pay only $240 for the entire series, that's a $10 savings per clinic.

Prior to the start of the course, we ask that each participant bring their bicycle to the shop for a general evaluation at no charge. This will help us to order neded parts for your bicycle before the start of the first clinic. Additional new parts used on your bicycle are not included in the cost of the series, however you will receive a 10% discount on parts and accessories through the duration of the series.

To register please send an email to indicating your intent to register. We will then contact you to schedule your initial evaluation at the shop. Once your bicycle evaluation is completed your pre-payment reserves your spot. All reservations are non-refundable.

Important...The clinics are hands-on and participants should dress appropriately. All necessary tools will be provided.

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