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"Wenches with Wrenches" Advanced Courses This Fall

Are you a member of the fairer sex who is already a pro at basic bike repair like fixing flats and adjusting your breaks? You’ll want to check out a new series of Advanced Course from the lovely ladies of the Community Bicycle Network:

Wenches with Wrenches is an ongoing program of CBN volunteers who host bicycle repair workshops run by and for women in downtown Toronto. It brings women together in a safe, non-competitive and friendly learning environment. The workshops are run by women for women because, many times, women are just more comfortable learning from other women.

The Advanced Course Schedule:

Saturday, November 3, 2007. 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Ball Bearings: For those who have already taken the Wenches with Wrenches classes and want a little more, or for those with a little bike repair experience already under their belt, here is a chance to learn about the bearings systems in your bike: everything that pivots has one of these! Everyone will have an opportunity to repack ONE bearings system on their bike during the class (i.e. one hub, a bottom bracket, or a headset).
Cost: $15

Sunday, November 11, 2007. 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Wheel Truing:
Why does your wheel wobble? Why do your brakes rub, but only occasionally? What do you do when a spoke breaks? We will learn the basics of wheel truing: when (and when not) to adjust the tension on your spokes; how to bring a wheel back to true, and when it’s not worth it; what to do with an emergency wheel true situation. Bring wheels, bring questions, and badly out-of-true wheels will be provided for practice!
Cost: $15

Registration
Registration required in advance, at Urbane Cyclist, 180 John St. (just north of Queen St. and CityTV). CASH ONLY at registration! Register for both classes at the same time and pay only $25 for both!

[my apologies for the home-reno graphic – it’s too good not to use. :) – Joe ]





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