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DIY bike repair 101 · Wednesday, May 6th

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Organized by: Jens Vent-Schmidt.

Start: Wednesday, May. 6th, 6:00 pm


This will happen at the site of the VOC BBQ starting at 6pm. Preference will be given to absolute beginners.

Bike touring seems to be picking up in the VOC and I came across several posts mentioning that this trip can only run if someone joins who is able to fix flats etc. If you join this session, you'll be able to fix those small issues that arise on trips yourself with minimal tools. For now I'm thinking of:

  1. Disassemble tire, find puncture and patch it/ replace tube and reassemble tire.
  2. Oil necessary moving parts
  3. Adjust brakes
  4. Adjust gears
  5. True wheel
  6. Replace chain

The aim for this session is that everyone will be able to confidently achieve No 1 and 2.

I'll bring all necessary tools to fix one bike, bring your own if you have some and you'll learn how to use it.

Please let me know if you'll be bringing a bike that needs those fixes, then we can all learn it on a real object. You would need to bring your own spare parts (tube, tire, brake pad/ brake assembly, chain)

If interested, I can offer future sessions on cassette and overhauling hub assembly. Those aren't small fixes that I'd do on the trip but rather pre-emptively during the spring overhaul.

Posted: 2015-04-22 11:14:35
Last modified: 2015-04-22 11:28:15