Intermediate Class

Curriculum/Timetables

The Intermediate Class is $175.00 (plus $27.55 for book) and is limited to 6 people.  The class runs approx. 10 hours over a 2 day period.

  Minutes Teaching Style
BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE  
 Welcome15  Lecture
 Threaded Fastener Tension & Torque 5 Lecture
 Lubrication, Thread Lockers & Cleaners  Reading
 Diagnosing Mechanical Problems 

 Reading

 Tools and Tool Selection  Reading
 Repair Stands  Reading
 Home Shop Set Up  Reading
 Maintenance Schedule 5 Lecture
TIRES & TUBES  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Removing Wheels
 Reading
 Removing Tire and Tube from Rim
 Reading
 Inspecting the Inner Tube 5 Lecture
 Inspecting the Tire 5 Lecture
 Rim Strip 5 Lecture
 Repairing Inner Tubes  Reading
 Pre-Glued Patch Repair  Reading
 Repairing Inner Tubes with Vulcanizing Patches 10 Demo & Lab 
 Inner Tube Sealants  Reading
 Tire Liners
 Reading
 Temporary Relief of Tire with Tire Boot  Reading
 Inner Tube Valves
 Reading
 Tire & Tube Sizing  Reading
 Installing Tire & Tube on Wheel10 Demo
 Installing Wheels on Bike10 Demo
 Tubeless Systems10 Demo
REAR SPROCKETS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Cassette Sprocket Removal & Installation15 Demo & Lab
 Freewheel Sprocket Removal & Installation  Included w/Above
 Rear Sprocket Inspection & Cleaning10 Lecture
 Fixed Gear
 Reading
HUBS

 Overview 5 Lecture
 Bearing Service - Cup & Cone Adjustable 5 Lecture
 Hub Adjustment - Cup & Cone Adjustable Hub20 Demo & Lab
 Hub Adjustment - Solid Axle - Cup & Cone
 Reading
 Campagnolo & Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 & 7801 Oversized Hubs
 Reading
 Freewheel Removal & Installation 5 Lecture
 Cartridge Bearing Hubs10 Lecture
WHEEL TRUING  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Truing Procedures10 Lecture
 Lateral Truing20 Demo & Lab
 Radial Truing 5 Demo
 Wheel Centering (Dishing) 5 Demo
 Spoke Tension 5 Demo
 Replacing Broken or Damaged Spokes 5 Lecture
 Wheel Wear, Damage & Repair 5 Lecture
PEDALS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Pedal Removal 5 Demo & Lab
 Pedal Installation 5 Demo & Lab
 Damage to Crank Pedal Threads  Reading
CRANKSETS

 Overview 5 Lecture
 Crank Removal - 3 Piece Cranks15 Demo & Lab 
 Crank Removal: Ocatlink or ISIS Drive Spline
 Included w/above
 Crank Installation - Octalink or ISIS Drive Splined  Included w/above
 Crank Removal - 3 Piece Square Spindle  Demo & Lab
 Crank Installation - 3 Piece Square Spindle  Included w/above
 External Bearing Cranket Systems10 Demo
 Bearing Installation  Included w/above
 Non-Threaded Crankset - BB30 and BB90
 Reading
 Bottom Bracket Bearing System 5 Lecture
 Bottom Bracket Tool Selection  Reading
 Cartridge Bottom Brackets10 Demo
 Adjustable Bottom Brackets  Reading
 Chainrings 5 Lecture
 Chainring Replacement  Reading
 Chainring Wear & Damage 5 Lecture
CHAINS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Chain Sizing for Derailleur Bikes10 Demo & Lab
 Shimano Chain Service with Replacement Rivet10 Demo & Lab
 Campagnolo 10-Speed Chain  Reading
 Chain with Master-links 5 Lecture
 Chain with Reusable Rivet
 Reading
 New Chain Installation on Derailleur Bikes
 Reading
 Tight Link Repair  With chain service
 Chain Sizing & Tension Adjustment: 2 Sprocket Bikes
 Reading
 Chain Tension: 2 Sprocket Bikes w/out Tension Idler Device
 Reading
 Chain Tension Using Idler Chain Tension Device
 Reading
 Chain Tension: Eccentric Bottom Bracket on Tandem & Single Speeds
 Reading
 Chain Wear & Damage 5 Lecture
 Chain Cleaning 5 Demo
 Chain Lubrication10 Demo & Lab
 DERAILLEUR SYSTEMS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Cable System 5 Lecture
 Cable Housing Length 5 Lecture
 Cable Lubrication
 Reading
 Shift Levers10 Demo
 Front Derailleur10 Demo
 Height Adjustment
 Included w/above
 Rotational Angle Adjustment  Included w/above
 Limit Screw Adjustment 15 Demo & Lab
 Index Adjustment (3 Chainring Bikes)
 Included w/above
 Index Adjustment (2 Chainring Bikes)  Included w/above
 Front Derailleur Performance 5 Lecture
 Rear Derailleur 5 Lecture
 Derailleur Capacity & Maximum Sprocket Size  Reading
 Derailleur Cable Attachment
 Reading
 B-Screw Adjustment 5 Demo
 Index Adjustment20 Demo & Lab
 Chainline  Reading
 Derailleur Hanger Alignment & Repair
 Reading
 Derailleur Wear & Service
 Reading
 Troubleshooting  Reading
INTERNAL GEAR SYSTEMS

 SRAM DualDrive
 Reading
 SRAM I-Motion 9
 Reading
 Shimano Inter-7 or Inter-8 Hub
 Reading
CALIPER DISC BRAKE SYSTEMS

 Overview 5 Lecture
 Caliper Types 5 Lecture
 Rotors
 Reading
 Hydraulic Brake Levers
 Reading
 Hydraulic Disc Calipers
 Reading
 Hydraulic Brake Caliper Adjustment15 Demo
 Mechanical Disc Calipers15 Demo & Lab
 Brake Lever
 Reading
 Caliper Pad Alignment & Clearance
 Included in Demo
 Avid Mechanical Brake
 Included in Demo
RIM CALIPER BRAKE SYSTEMS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Brake Levers
 Reading
 Cable System 5 Lecture
 Cable Lubrication  Included w/Above
 Cable Housing Length  Included w/Above
 Caliper Brakes30 Demo & Lab
 Brake Pads
 Included in Above
 Cantilever Caliper Adjustment
 Included in Above
 Linear Pull Caliper Adjustment
 Included in Above
 Dual Pivot Caliper Adjustment
 Included in Above
 Side Pull Caliper Adjustment
 Included in Above
HANDLEBARS, STEMS, SEATS & SEATPOSTS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Upright Bars  Reading
 Drop Style Handlebars (road bars)
 Reading
 Stems15 Lecture
 Quill Stems
 Included in Above
 Threadless Stems
 Included in Above
 Saddles 5 Lecture
 Seat Post
 Reading
HEADSETS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Headset Types 5 Lecture
 Threadless Headset Service
 Reading
 Threadless Headset Disassembly & Assembly  Reading
 Threadless Headset Adjustment 30 Demo & Lab
 Threaded Headset Service
 Reading
 Threaded Headset Disassembly & Assembly
 Reading
 Threaded Headset Adjustment
 Included in Above
 Headset Replacement & Installation
 Reading
 Headset Stack Height
 Reading
 Headset Removal
 Reading
 Pressed Headset Installation
 Reading
 Fork Crown Race Installation
 Reading
 Star Nut or Compression Plug Installation
 Reading
 Fork Sizing & Cutting
Reading
FRAME & FORK

 Overview
 Reading
 Componenet Parts of the Frame
 Reading
 Frame Construction and Service
 Reading
SUSPENSION

 Overview
 Reading
 Spring Types
 Reading
 Shocks
 Reading
 Suspension Linkages
 Reading
 Service & Tuning
 Reading
ON-RIDE REPAIRS

 Overview
 Reading
 Repair Procedures
 Reading
BIKE WASH  
 Procedures
 Reading