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More than you to know: [http://www.sheldonbrown.com/flats.html Sheldon Brown Tells All]
Revision as of 17:39, 6 March 2011
This page will summarize what was gone over in each class and have links to further reading.
Week 1: Introduction and Flat Repair
What was covered
Component Identification and Basic Terminology
Drive Side and Non-drive Side
How to talk about gearing
Right-hand vs Left-hand Threading
Almost every threaded component on a bike is going to be right-hand threaded, which means that turning it clockwise will tighten it and turning it counter-clockwise will loosen it. Pedals and bottom bracket cups are examples where you would run into left-hand threaded components. To identify the handedness of a component hold it in front of you as in the picture below. The direction that the threads slant up too corresponds to the components handedness.
Cleaning and lubing the chain
- Understanding brake and wheel quick release mechanisims
- How to remove a tire with tirelevers
- Identifying puncture source (don't forget to keep everything lined up!)
Repairing flat tires on demo wheels.
More than you really need to know: Sheldon Brown Tells All