Mechanics Classes

  • Be Your Own Bike Mechanic

    A 6-week bike course that thoroughly tackles all aspects of your bike. The class is tandem-taught by Shannon Belt and Brian Danz, all experienced professional mechanics and educators. Throughout the series, students will be able to deconstruct their bike, identify mechanical problems, and put it all back together again.

    30 minutes of class-time is followed by 1.5 hours on the Bench.

    Week 1: BasiBalance – Overview of Bikes & Flat Tire Practice
    Week 2: Make It Stop! – The Braking System
    Week 3: Shifty Characters – The Shifting System
    Week 4: Make it Go – The Drivetrain System (Chain & Gears)
    Week 5: Spinning Circles – Bearing Systems
    Week 6: Round & Round – Wheel Truing & “Leftovers”
    $180 for the whole series.

    Provided by the Portland Gear Hub with support from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine

    2018 Offerings

    June 13 – July 25: Wednesday Nights, 6:30 – 8:30 *Mountain Bike Edition*

    The Mountain Bike Edition will dive into the same general topics as the regular class, but will focus

    on mountain-bike specific components, such as tubeless tire set-up, hydraulic disc brakes, and suspension. This clas

    s may not necessarily overhaul each part of the mountain bike system, but will prepare you for what to do when you’re out on trail and something goes wrong! Class fee is $200.

    The class will run for 6 weeks, skipping Wednesday, July 4th.

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    August 1 – September 5: Wednesday Nights, 6:30 – 8:30

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    July 10 & 12: Midweek Summer Intensive, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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    July 24 & 25, Midweek Summer Intensive, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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    August 8 & 9, Midweek Summer Intensive, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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    In session:

    April 26 – May 31: Thursday Mornings, 9 – 11 AM

    April 25 – May 30: Wednesday Nights, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

    SOLD OUT.