Adult Bike Repair Classes

  • The next class is…
    March 6th
  • Interested?

    Registration is open! Call 215-386-0316 for more info or email us.

Our Basic Bicycle Repair course for adults is a great way to begin learning how to repair and maintain your bike yourself, or to brush up on rusty repair skills. The class meets weekly for a month. Lessons typically include: flat repair, parts of the bike and bike fit, care and feeding of your brakes, shifting, and an introduction to overhauling bearings. More advanced procedures can be covered on request. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes and friends*.

*We do need at least five participants to hold classes so tell your friends and help support our youth programs!

West Philly Bike Repair Class

Who: Open to everyone

When: Mondays 6:30 - 9:00PM

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Where: 3939 Lancaster Ave. (NEW location opened in fall 2015)

Cost: Registration fee for this session is $80.   

Registration: You can register online here.



Testimonials About the Class

"The most important things I learned were the hands-on experiences with repairing tubes and adjusting derailleur limts and indexing."

"I found [the class] very hands-on and being able to see problems and solutions visually was very helpful."

"I liked having the opportunity to practice things on my own bike- I think this is the way I learn techniques and skills the best!"



Week 1: Introduction

  •  Bike parts & tools
  •  Flat fix
  •  Bike Safety Check

Week 2: Bike Bearing Systems

  • Wheel hubs & axle overhaul and adjustment
  • Bottom bracks overhaul and adjustment
  • Headset overhaul and adjustment


Week 3: Cables & Brakes

  • Types of brakes
  • Brake adjustment
  • Cable adjustment


Week 4: The Drive System

  • Gears
  • Chains
  • Derailleur adjustments

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