Instructor: Art Herttua -

This is a hands-on class! Students are encouraged to bring their own bikes. Specific instruction may be adjusted to meet student demand.

Week 1: Introduction

Bike Parts & Tools
A poor man's guide to bike work without all the tools
Flat tire fix
Diagnosing bike problems

Week 2 Cables and Brakes
Brake adjustments
Cable adjustments and cleaning

Week 3 Drive-train
Derailleur cable tension
Derailleur stops
Chains, wear and replacement

Week 4 Bearings
Adjustment of hubs
Adjustment of headsets
Adjustment of bottom bracket

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair

  • Day: Tuesday

    Start Date: May 9th

    Last Class: May 30th

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Location: Room 114

    Instructor: Art Herttua

    Before owning a bicycle shop for nine years Art was a mechanical engineer. His mountain bike team was number one on the east coast in the late '80s and early '90s. He has lead seven mountain bike trips in the Himalayas and numerous other bike trips around the world. He rides his bicycle year round as a bicycle commuter, and has worked in bike shops for over 30 years. Currently he has a small bicycle repair business out of his barn.
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