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History: ShopClassCurriculum

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NOTE: for 2009 we will be restructuring our class series to better serve our members' and students needs, so notes to accomplish that will go here:

Make Maintenance Class series more focused on basic tune-up procedures, and more complete; with focus on safety, reliability, economy and efficiency. present general concepts, examples of failure, diagnosis tips, prevention and repair — NOT hands-on practice of any except on-the-road repairs, for beginners to want all the info on basic skills, but with minimal lab time. Include email handout with links for home reference, basic tool kit, and credit for 2 hrs shop time (members monday)?

Add Repair Class series for build-a-bike to cover overhaul (remove and replace parts) procedures, and shop-use (or should that be in a separate member orientation?) Being done ad hoc Members Mondays 2009 Spring — shop use fee only.

Can we write an on-line test-out for either or both of these?

Time — Ours: when would we schedule another class series? Can we do this ad-hoc for individuals, as we do now?

Member's: they could need 2 months to qualify to build a bike.

Class Structure

The standard OCBC shop class curriculum consists of four classes, each of which consists of several related elements. The classes can each be broken down into at least two smaller modules, but these modules are somewhat interwoven when the curriculum is presented in the usual way.

For someone already familiar with the curriculum, these outlines alone will be a good memory aid for teaching the course. For someone who is experienced in bicycle repair but not in the OCBC curriculum, the full documents for each should provide enough information to teach the classes well, but it would not be possible to teach the class from the curriculum - a new instructor should study the curriculum fully and learn the information, then teach from the outlines.



Demo Parts List



[T] Talking - The instructor is talking
[A] Action - The students are doing something


[T] Course overview, parts of bike
[A] Safety check
[T] Adjustments, ABCQChk/3S's
[T] 3L's, Quick release, clockwise, lock-nut theory
[T] pedal removal, chain issues (limits, breakage)
[T] General fit
[T] Seatpost, stem height
[A] Threaded stem adjust, lube
[A] Seatpost height adjust
[A] Mounting and dismounting
[T] Chain lube (and replacing onto gears), air tires
[A] Chain lube (and replacing onto gears), air tires, safety check (instructor check)


[A] Tire removal / replacement
[T] Fixing flats
[T] Types of flats, diagnosis
[A] Wheel removal / replacement
[A] Tube removal / replacement 2

Wheels and Bearings

[A] Repair stand use (optional)
[T] Parts of a wheel
[T] Wheel theory
[T] Modes of failure
[T] Bearing theory
[T] Where bearings are found
[A] Evaluating hub bearing adjustment
[A] Adjusting hub bearings
[A] Advanced hub adjustment
[T] Truing stand use
[A] Wheel care - cleaning and lube
[A] Wheel truing

Brakes and Cables

[A] Repair stand use (as needed)
[T] Cable theory
[T] Advanced cable theory
[A] Lubing cables
[T] Barrel adjusters
[T] Types of brakes
[T] Brake adjust theory
[T] Adjusting brakes - cable tension
[T] Adjusting brakes - pad position
[T] Adjusting brakes - centering
[T] Brake adjust theory
[A] Adjusting Brakes
[A] Brake pad care

Gears and Chain

[T] Chain theory - rollers, pins, wear
[A] Chain lubing - preventing the wear
[A] Chain measuring - finding out about wear
[T] Chain replacement - once it's worn
[A] Chain tool use
[T] Segue to gear replacement
[T] Rear gears - cassette vs. freewheel
[T] Chainline
[T] Chainrings / crank / bb
[T] Derailleur theory
[A] Adjusting limit screws
[A] Adjusting indexed derailleurs (as needed)


Legend: v=view, c=compare, d=diff
Date UserIpComment Version Action
Tue 28 of April, 2009 04:08 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 WARNING: outlines may not reflect reality! (see individual class pages) 12
Fri 24 of April, 2009 06:05 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 begin 2009 format 11  v  c  d  
Thu 23 of April, 2009 05:58 UTC jsheehan68.166.182.41   10  v  c  d  
Wed 05 of Nov., 2008 18:06 UTC jsheehan76.241.109.156 2009 change notes 9  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:08 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   8  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:05 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   7  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:03 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 added intro 6  v  c  d  
Sat 21 of Jan., 2006 23:32 UTC pgarver65.43.178.166 added link to ShopClassDemoParts 5  v  c  d  
Fri 17 of March, 2006 08:42 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 added more symptoms begun on last edit, not noted -- still needs wheels, bearings, others? 4  v  c  d  
Wed 01 of March, 2006 04:59 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   3  v  c  d  
Sat 21 of Jan., 2006 23:32 UTC pgarver65.43.178.166 added link to ShopClassDemoParts 2  v  c  d  
Mon 10 of Oct., 2005 22:42 UTC pgarver68.255.170.170 created this, moving info from ShopClasses so it could be the _public_ page on shop classes 1  v  c  d