Fix-a-Flat

Course Title:  Fix-a-Flat

Course Description: Learn this simple and important skill to minimize delays the next time you find yourself with a flat tire. We’ll help you with wheel and tire removal, patching a tube and putting it all back together. Learn how to avoid flat tires and which tools to carry for a speedy repair. Our class is hands-on, so you will have the opportunity to practice repairing the tire on your bike. You’ll go home with a patch kit, and a step by step guide for your next encounter with a flat tire.

Learning Objectives:

  • Feel confident in your ability to change a flat tire on your bike

  • Understand more about bike parts and their functions as it relates to fixing a flat

Topics Covered:

  • bike parts related to wheels and tires

  • the importance of tire pressure

  • common causes of flats and how to avoid them

  • wheel removal and reinstallation

  • locating a puncture

  • patching a tube

  • reinflation

Class Size: min 5, max 25

 

Price:  member $30, non-member $35

 

Duration:  2 hours

 

Pre-requisites:  none

 

How to prepare:  Bring your bike as you will be practicing changing a flat tire on your own bike.

 

Location:  Cascade Bicycle Club, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Ste 101S, Seattle, WA 98115.  We are located right off of the Burke Gilman Trail at Magnuson Park.  

Bike Parking:  Bike racks available outside the building as well as limited indoor space.

Other classes you may be interested in:  Chains and Derailleurs; Brakes, Wheels, and Tires; riding classes

Refund Policy:  Refunds are only processed if the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

 

 

Open Maintenance Classes
Cascade Bicycle Club
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115