Our Roadside Repair Class is a one-night class covering the basics of bike repair. Our objective is to help you deal with those pesky roadside/trailside emergencies that can spoil your ride, like flat tires and problematic brakes and gears. This class lasts approximately two hours and is limited to six students.
Cost = $70
Upcoming classes are held on Wednesday and Fridays at 7:30pm. Advanced registration is required.
Bike maintenance intensive :: six weeks @ 2 hrs/class
This course covers more thorough bike maintenance knowledge, detailing the different parts of a bicycle and how the parts work together. Class size is limited to six students, assuring everyone a place to work and get dirty. Classes meet once per week for six weeks; each session is two hours.
Week 1 - Intro to the course, flat repair & drivetrain basics.
Week 2 - Drivetrain, gears, shifters, etc. Intro to brakes.
Week 3 - Brakes continued, wheel truing.
Week 4 - Intro to hubs & bearing surfaces, including headsets
Week 5 - Intro to bottom brackets & cranksets.
Week 6 - A chance to ask questions about topics not covered and practice what you've learned on your own bike with the guidance of your instructor at your side.
Cost = $300. (You must pay a deposit of $150 to hold your spot in the course. Deposits can be made online or by calling the shop.)
Winter session starting in Prospect Heights:
- Monday, January 22 @ 7:30pm -
Winter session starting in Soho:
-Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30pm -
For more information, or to join the waiting list for the next class email us.
Custom Instruction Offerings
Personal Mechanic | Custom Classes
The mechanic is totally yours for one-on-one, or small group courses (prices vary). They will instruct or coach you on any and all aspects of bicycle repair. Work can be done by you, or you can just watch the wrench at work. This service is offered by appointment only and is usually only available after shop hours. The mechanic may be available for home or office visits, (home visits will incur a 25% surcharge plus travel expenses).
Cost = starting at $100/hour for one on one instruction.
Unlock the secrets of building a bicycle wheel. With one of our expert mechanics, you can learn how to select the appropriate spoke length, lacing pattern, and number of spokes for your specific needs. You will then lace, true, and tension your new wheel to give you miles of smooth, trouble-free riding. Amaze your friends! Confuse your enemies! Love your wheels!