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  Repair Classes

The Bicycle Rack is pleased to announce that we will be offering The Park Tool School bicycle maintenance and repair course. This bicycle repair course is a unique program with curriculum designed by the Park Tool Company.

You will receive the Park Tool School manual as part of the course. The manual provides information on basic mechanical skills as well as detailed instructions for repairing and maintaining wheels, bearing assemblies, braking and shifting systems, etc. Written by Park Tool's Director of Education, Calvin Jones, it has everything you need to know to keep your bicycle rolling smoothly and safely. The material in the student manual acts as the outline for each session of the clinic. Hands-on demonstrations augment all course material along with ample time after class to practice what you have learned on your own bike, while under the supervision of the instructor.

Instructor: Mike Kilmer
Mike has over 34 years experience as a professional mechanic and has worked at The Bicycle Rack since 1990. He has taught bicycle repair courses previously and is now pleased to incorporate the Park Tool School system into his teachings.

There are TWO Clinics to choose from
Tune-up Clinic
(approx. 20hr. course)

Overhaul Clinic
(approx. 28hr. course)

  • Work space setup
  • Tools and Lubrication
  • Chain Repair
  • Wheels, Tires and tubes
  • Cable replacement
  • Brake Adjustment
  • Derailleur (Gear) Adjustment
  • Standard Wheel Truing
  • Adjustment of Hub Bearings
  • Adjustment of Headset Bearings
  • Adjustment of Bottom Bracket Bearings
  • Stem, Handlebar, Seatpost Adjustment
  • Lots More

  • Park Tool School Manual

  ←  ALL of the Tune-up Clinic
  • Overhauling Bottom Bracket
  • Overhauling Headset
  • Overhauling Front Hub
  • Overhauling Rear Hub
  • Major Wheel Truing
Consists of five classes,
Each class consists of ~4 hours of instruction

Class Schedules are Below
Consists of seven classes,
Each class consists of ~4 hours of instruction

The first five classes are shared with the Tune-Up clinic

*There is a limit of five students per Tool School Clinic, so don't delay.
*Registration form and Payment are required to hold your place.
*Students under age 18 must have written permission of parent or legal guardian.

Upcoming Class Schedule
Schedule for 2022

Tune-up Clinic
5 classes ~20+ hr. course
Saturdays at 5:30pm
Overhaul Clinic
7 classes ~28+ hr. course
Saturdays at 5:30pm

Probability of classes restarting
is possible in late 2022

Check below for details

  ←  All of the Tune-up classes plus

two more
*Note: Custom classes can be arranged for your group. (minimum of 3)

All students will receive with their tuition:

With your newly acquired bicycle repair skills:

Registration is CLOSED for now.

e-mail us

With any luck, registration will hopefully re-open for our fall session.
Please check back in late August to see if a decision has been made.

(*) Fees and schedules are subject to change. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Special Educational Opportunities
You can work one-on-one under the guidance of Mike. The work is on a per-job basis, by appointment only and only when The Bicycle Rack is closed. Some typical classes are:

Personal Mechanic
The mechanic is totally yours for one-on-one work. Instruction is available on all aspects of bicycle repair and fit. This service is offered by appointment only.
Contact Mike for current rates.

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