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April Derailleur Adjustment Class

Got noise, chatter, slipping, ticking, or clicking when you ride your bike? Or does your bike just not shift period? SBK is offering a basic derailleur adjustment class on April 19, 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm. This is a hands on class so bring your bike down and get it ready for some smooth spring and summer rides.  Class size limited to available work stands; RSVP-ing is recommended to secure a spot.

This class is 100% free; donations are not expected but are always welcome. Questions/RSVPs can be directed to clas@sacbikekitchen.org.

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SBK Closed Thursday, March 27th

SBK will be closed Thursday, March 27th for our monthly staff ride. Regular shop hours will resume Friday, March 28th at 10am.

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March class- All Up Front

This will be a hands-on class.  This session will consist of discussing and working on the front hub, front wheel truing, front brake adjustment, and headset overhaul.  We will also cover maintenance of the front tire and tube.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes and work on them.  Class size limited to available work stands; RSVP-ing is recommended to secure a spot.

When: Saturday, March 22nd, 2pm

Duration: 2 hours +/-

This class is 100% free; donations are not expected but are always welcome.  Questions/RSVPs can be directed to clas@sacbikekitchen.org.

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February Basic Maintenance Class

Learn how to fix a flat, check your brakes and derailleurs, and clean your bike and drivetrain. The class format is mostly lecture but feel free to bring your own bike to do hands-on flat repair!  Practice tubes are available for anyone who does not have their own flat to bring.  We are not doing a pre-registration for the class this month; just show up February 17th from 6pm-8pm and learn about your bike!

This class is 100% free; donations are not expected but are always welcome. Any questions can be directed to clas@sacbikekitchen.org.

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Frame and Fork Alignment for Steel Bikes Class

A general overview of how to measure frame and fork alignment using the specialized tools for it, as well as various methods and tools for correcting misalignment of both frame and fork, as well as brief introduction to wheel dishing issues that might affect bicycle handling.

The old timers string method for alignment will be demonstrated, as well as the use of the Park fork alignment gauge and Park dropout alignment tools.

This is not a class for beginners. You ought to have at least some knowledge of basic bike repair in order to profit from the instruction.

Contact mlarm@hotmail to preregister or if you have a question.

Preregistration, while not required, will assure you a place in the class, which will be limited to eight people (and their project frames, if so desired.)

Classes are free, though if you can make a donation to help us keep the lights on, we appreciate it; cash only.

When: Sat, 1/25/14, 2-4pm
Where: 1915 I Street

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