Mechanics Classes

  • Be Your Own Bike Mechanic

    The Portland Gear Hub’s Be Your Own Bike Mechanic¬†course is offered in both 6-week sessions and 2-day sessions.
    The 6-week sessions are taught in 2-hour blocks. The 2-day sessions are taught in 6-hour intensive blocks.
    Whichever class you choose, you’ll learn about all aspects of your bike. The class is taught by 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.

    These classes will cover topics like:

    – Basic Bike Knowledge: Part Identification and Understanding
    – Tires, Tubes, Etc. & Flat Tire Practice
    – The Braking Systems: Levers, Calipers, Etc.
    – The Shifting Systems: Shifters, Derailleurs, Etc.
    – The Drivetrain Systems: Chains, Gears, Etc.
    – Bearing Systems: Hubs, Bottom Brackets, Etc.
    – Wheels: Spokes, Nipples, & Truing


    The price is $200 for the whole series.

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

    2-Day Intensives – Sessions Available Now!

    November 8 & 9, 2018 from 8:30 AM Р2:30PM.

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    December 6 & 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 2:30PM.

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    Now Booking Weeknight Classes for 2019!

    January 2 – February 6, 2019: Wednesday Nights, 6:30p – 8:30p

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    February 20 – March 27, 2019: Wednesday Nights, 6:30p – 8:30p

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    April 10 – May 15, 2019: Wednesday Nights, 6:30p – 8:30p

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    May 29 – July 3, 2019: Wednesday Nights, 6:30p – 8:30p

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