Saturday, November 27, 2010

Book a Bicycle Maintenance Class or Clinic

Get more knowledgeable about your bike this winter or give the gift of learning this holiday season by registering yourself or a loved one for a Century Cycles Bicycle Maintenance Class!

Below is the complete line-up of small-group classes that offer a hands-on education from the best expert bike mechanics in town. Just need to know the essentials, like how to change a flat tire? Check out the FREE basic clinics we're also offering in each store. Want something more customized or advanced? CC 1-to-1 is for you.

With all of our classes and clinics, you’ll also receive a 20% discount on all parts, tools, lubes, repair stands, accessories and clothing!

Tune-Up Class
Plan to get dirty and leave with a clean, well-tuned bicycle! Learn to clean and lubricate your bike's drive train; adjust brakes, derailleurs, hubs, headset, and bottom bracket; and evaluate replacement parts and upgrades. (2) two-hour sessions 6 to 8pm; $85 per person.
• Medina: January 5 and 12 OR February 3 and 10
• Peninsula: January 4 and 11 OR February 2 and 9
• Rocky River: January 6 and 13 OR February 1 and 8

Women’s-Only Tune-Up Class
Exact same curriculum as above, but without the Y chromosome (well, except for your instructor). (2) two-hour sessions 6 to 8pm; $85 per person.
• Medina: January 18 and 25
• Peninsula: January 20 and 27
• Rocky River: January 19 and 26

Advanced Tune-Up Class
This is our master wrenching class! Learn everything from the Tune-Up class plus receive more in-depth instruction about derailleur adjustment and advanced wheel truing. You’ll also remove, clean, lubricate, and re-install the crankset, chain, and derailleurs on your bicycle. (3) two-hour sessions 6 to 8pm; $125 per person.
• Medina: January 13, 20, and 27 OR February 1, 8, and 15
• Peninsula: January 12, 19, and 26 OR February 3, 10, and 17
• Rocky River: January 11, 18, and 25 OR February 2, 9, and 16

FREE Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic
Learn how to change a flat tire, clean and lube a chain, and do a pre-ride safety check. You do NOT need to bring your own bike and light refreshments will be offered. To RSVP for this free one-hour clinic, call the store you’d like to attend:
• Medina: January 11 at 6:30 p.m.
• Peninsula: February 12 at 1:30 p.m.
• Rocky River: March 15 at 6:30 p.m.

CC 1-To-1
Do you want to take one of the above classes, but can’t fit it into your schedule or prefer one-on-one instruction? Or, do you want to learn something more customized or advanced, like wheel-building? Century Cycles offers CC 1-To-1, where you book a time and topic with one of our bike mechanics. (Example: Last year a customer booked CC 1-To-1 time to have Century Cycles mechanics help him with a winter project to overhaul an old road bike and make it into a single speed.) $75 per hour. By appointment only.

To register for any of the classes listed, call or visit the store you want to attend to reserve your class spot: Medina 330-722-7119; Peninsula 330-657-2209; and Rocky River 440-356-5705. Payment is due at the time of registration. The classes are oriented toward multi-speed bikes manufactured after 1985 and are not suitable for BMX, recumbent, tandem, or coaster brake bicycles. Missed classes cannot be made up or refunded.

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