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Caltech Bike Lab is a bike cooperative run by volunteers at Caltech, particularly students. We have been around for nearly 20 years, but have become much more active as an organization in the last 3 years. Our goal is to primarily serve the repair/education needs of the Caltech community and to promote bicycling in our community, but we also hope to share some of our knowledge and resources by opening some of our events/classes to the local public to participate in.
We host classes (with C.I.C.L.E) on how to ride safely in the streets, lead local social rides, and teach classes on bike repair, and collaborate with the Pasadena/LA bike organizations and the local bike community to try to make the streets safer for everyone, not just cars.
FREE BIKE REPAIR CLASSES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013
Basic Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Daven - 11am--1pm
Replacing/adjusting brake and shifter cables/housing, fixing flats, chain/drivetrain maintenance, etc.)
Advanced Repair: Bearing Assemblies
(a.k.a. How to Make Your Wheels Go Faster!)
Shawn - 3pm--5pm, (repacking/regreasing various bearing assemblies on the bike--e.g., bottom bracket, hubs, headset)
Also, CICLE is coming back to Pasadena for several dates:
Sun April 7, 2013 11 am - 12:30pm
Sat June 8, 2013 11 am - 12:30pm
Where: Caltech Y: 505 S. Wilson Ave, Pasadena CA
What to Bring: Your bicycle, in good running order and a helmet.
Price: FREE! This class is generously subsidized by Caltech BikeLab
Please RSVP with the class date to email@example.com.
Space is limited, but the public is welcome!
In the class, you'’ll learn basic principles of bicycle and traffic safety. For the second part of the workshop, you’'ll need your bike, because we'’ll be hitting the road for an easy ride that will put what you learned into practice.
To attend this class you should be able to:
Start your bike with confidence and ease.
Balance and steer your bike
Bring your bike to a smooth and controlled stop.
Use your gears effectively
Remove one hand from your handlebar to signal without veering.
Look over your shoulder without veering.
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