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Repair Classes

Instruction Area

Wheelworks is pleased to offer the Park Tool School, a unique program for learning bicycle maintenance and repair in a hands-on environment using your own bicycle. The Park Tool School is taught by Wheelworks mechanics, experts in repairing and maintaining bicycles, using a curriculum designed by the Park Tool Company. The Park Big Blue Book ($24.95) is the textbook for the class. 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 book acts as the outline for each session of the class, and is augmented by the hands-on demonstration of the instructor.

• Please note we need at least 2 participants per class to run a course. We will notify anyone signed up prior to the class if this minimum is not met.

Individual Classes

Classes are taught on a one student to one master mechanic basis. Students are provided with a professional shop environment, including tools and work stand. You need only bring your bike. Classes cover any mechanical topic the student is interested in: fixing flats or rebuilding your suspension system, you choose! Students are welcome to bring one friend and split the cost.

2 Hour Classes are scheduled M-F 10am - 4pm

1 Hour Classes are scheduled M-F 10am - 5pm

In addition to the variety of Park Tool School classes we offer, we also offer specialty classes based on topics not covered in the Park Tool School program. The following are examples of topics students may schedule Individual Repair Classes for:

  • Suspension Overhaul Clinics
  • Hydraulic Disc Brake Service Clinics
  • Wheel Building Clinics
  • New Bike Owner's Clinic

Six Hour Class

This novice class is split into two three hour sessions over one week. The course covers mechanical basics and provides an introduction to:

  • Work space setup
  • Tools and lubrication
  • Wheels, tires and tubes
  • Brakes and cables
  • Simple derailleur adjustment

Twelve Hour Class

This intermediate class is split into four three hour sessions over two weeks. The course offers an in-depth explanation of all the subjects in the Six Hour Class as well as:

  • Hands on wheel truing
  • Bearing service and adjustment (headset, bottom bracket, and hubs)
  • Hands-on brake adjustments (pads and cables)
  • Derailleur adjustments (cable, indexing, limits and shifters)
  • Stem, bar and seatpost adjustment

Class Schedule

Classes are held at our Wheelworks Too location, right around the corner from Belmont Wheelworks. Classes are usually scheduled on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6pm to 9pm.

• Please note we need at least 2 participants per class to run a course. We will notify anyone signed up prior to the class if this minimum is not met.

6 Hour Class 12 Hour Mountain 12 Hour Road
July 11 & 12 July 18, 19, & 25, 26 Aug 8, 9 & 15, 16
Aug 22 & 23 Sept 12, 13 & 19, 20 Sept 26, 27 & Oct 3, 4
Oct 17 & 18 Oct 24, 25 & Oct 31, Nov 1

See our calendar for a complete class schedule. Sign up for our mailing list to receive announcements about classes.

Tuition Costs

One hour individual class $80.00
Two hour individual class $150.00
Six hour class $99.99
Twelve hour class $199.99
Student manual $24.95

Park Tool School Guidelines

  • Participant must pay for the class and student manual prior to the class
  • Cancellations are acceptable, but not refundable unless the space in that class is filled by another participant
  • Participants should bring their own bike and student manual to each class and wear clothing that can get dirty
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age to participate

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