Mechanics Classes

  • Ready, Set, Go Tubeless!

    Have you been considering going tubeless on your mountain bike? Tubeless tires offer a variety of benefits over using tubes like reduced chances of getting a flat and the ability to run lower tire pressure, which increases traction and control; but many people have concerns about the complexity.

    Come learn all about tubeless tire setups and mount up your own wheels properly with guidance from local mountain biking instructor Brian Danz.

    In this 2-hour class you will learn:

    • How tubeless works
    • What to expect from your new setup
    • Full installation process
    • Trailside fixes
    • Maintaining your setup

    $75 workshop fee + $45 tubeless kit (optional)

    Limited to 5 people.

    *We require that the RIMS and TIRES of your setup be considered “tubeless-ready” in order to participate in this workshop – message us with any questions*

    Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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  • Be Your Own Bike Mechanic

    A 5-week bike course that thoroughly tackles all aspects of your bike. Taught by 2 professional mechanics and educators, Shannon Belt and Brian Danz, this class will give you a nuanced look at your own bicycle, from the brakes to headsets and bottom brackets.

    Thursday nights September 7 – October 5, 6:30 PM – 9 PM

    30 minutes of class-time + 2 hours on the Bench.

    $150.00 class fee for the entire series. This class is limited to 5 students. Every student will have their own bench, stand, and tool set to work with.

    Week 1: Overall Bike Evaluation; Wheels & Tires
    Week 2: “Make It Stop!” The Brakes
    Week 3: “Shifty Characters” The Drivetrain
    Week 4: “Make it Go” More Drivetrain and Bearing Systems
    Week 5: Putting it All Together; Group Ride!

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

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