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Classes

The Hub School

Classes are held at the Hub’s 3020 Minnehaha Avenue location (unless otherwise noted). Most classes are limited to four people so you’ll have quality attention. Be sure to bring your bike and a set of clothes that you don’t mind getting greasy! See below for detailed descriptions and prices.

 

How to Sign Up

Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

Email any questions to classes@thehubbikecoop.biz.

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.



Fix-a-Flat Classes - Free!

This FREE hour-long class is designed to keep you on your bike and enjoying your ride! We’ll go over the tools needed to fix your flat, how to identify its cause and techniques for making the whole process quick and painless. Bring your bike to practice on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. These classes are free of charge with the donation of a canned food item (for our local food shelf). Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.



Lock-a-Bike - Free!

This FREE hour-long class is designed to help you keep your bike where you park it. We’ll go over products and techniques that take the guesswork out of bicycle security. These classes are free of charge with the donation of a canned food item (for our local food shelf). Bring your bike to practice on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. If you have a lock, bring it for practice, if you are shopping for a lock we can help you pick one out that will suit your needs. Reserve your spot in the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.

 

Winter Riding Seminar - Free!

This FREE hour-long seminar is designed to take the mystery out of successful and FUN winter bicycling. We’ll spend time discussing the equipment and techniques that will get you out riding more in the winter months, as well as clothing and nutrition choices that will help improve comfort. Whether you are a seasoned winter riding veteran or just thinking about giving it a try, stop in to get prepared!  

Reserve your spot in the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.



Introduction to Basic Maintenance - $30

This course is intended for students with little or no bicycle maintenance experience. This two-hour course imparts all the basic wisdom necessary to help your inner bike guru catch wind. The course covers bike anatomy, wheel removal, tire & tube replacement, cleaning the bike, lubricating the chain, and a Q&A with a Hub mechanic. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class! Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.

 

Complete Tune up - $85

The course is comprised of two 3-hour sessions. The class is mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on skills development as you will be learn the basics of a bicycle tune-up. Class topics include: wheel anatomy and basic truing, hub cone adjustments, brake and derailleur adjustments and basic drive train maintenance. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class!

This class is also specifically available for women and/or GLBT groups. Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.

Note: due to varying skill levels & time constraints, students’ bikes may not be 100% tuned up at course completion since the focus is on teaching the skills.

 

Drivetrain Overhaul Class - $85 (cables, housing not included)

This 4 hour class will focus on shifting systems. The class covers removal & reinstallation of the chain, cassette/freewheel, crankset and derailleurs. Customers will also learn how to replace their shift cables & housing (available with a 10% discount). The ideal person for this class has either completed the Complete Tune course (though not required) or someone that is mildly comfortable with simple adjustments on their bike and looking at moving to the next level of wisdom. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class! Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.

Note: due to varying skill levels & time constraints, students’ bikes may not be 100% tuned up at course completion since the focus is on teaching the skills.

 


Bearing Overhaul Class - $85 (bearings, cones not included)

This 4 hour class will explain most types of bearings used in bicycles and how to overhaul them.  By the end the class you will be rolling along gleefully on freshly overhauled wheels, bottom bracket and headset bearings. Bearings and cones for the course may be purchased at a 10% discount. The ideal person for this class has either completed the Complete Tune course (though not required) or someone that is mildly comfortable with simple adjustments on their bike and looking at moving to the next level of wisdom. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class! Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.

Note: due to varying skill levels & time constraints, students’ bikes may not be 100% tuned up at course completion since the focus is on teaching the skills.



Wheel Building - $85 (wheel parts not included)

The course is comprised of two 3-hour sessions. Students will leave the class with a new wheel built by their own hands! Students may try for a 2 wheel set if they choose). Students will provide their own materials but will receive 15% off wheel materials if bought through The Hub. Please come in before the Sunday prior to your class if you intend to order wheel parts. Wheel lacing pattern options for rear wheels include 3x, 2x, and 3x drive/radial non-drive. Front lacing pattern options are 3x, 2x, 1x and radial. Be advised that radial lacing voids most hub manufacturer’s warranties. There will be no spoke cutting in class. Ask Hub service department staff to help with spoke calculations when you are purchasing parts. Any exotic lacing patterns must be approved by the class instructor prior to class. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class! Reserve your spot at the Classes section of our Online Catalog!

View our upcoming classes on our event calendar.

Note: due to varying skill levels & time constraints, students’ wheels may not be 100% complete at course completion since the focus is on teaching the skills.



Custom Classes - Private Lessons - $60/hour

This is your opportunity to learn more advanced skills, work around your busy schedule or just get some 1 on 1 instruction from professional industry veterans. Classes are a mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on skills development as you will be learn the proper procedure for maintaining any part of you bike. Potential class topics include but are not limited to: internal hub service, hydraulic brake service, suspension service, lighting systems, computer integration, fit adjustments and more. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. PLUS, students of this course get 10% off shop supplies/tools day of class! You will leave this class with a customized list of tools and supplies for your specific needs and a better understanding of how to keep your bike working at peak performance.

Email: classes@thehubbikecoop.biz for more information or to request a custom class or private lesson. Not all ideas will be possible, but it won’t hurt to ask.

 

Here’s what people are saying!

“Bike classes at the hub are great for two reasons: the employees LOVE bikes, and they also love to share that information with others in a way that lacks that “know-it-all” condescension and is always helpful. I took the Intro to Bike Maintenance class, and learned more in two sessions than I would have in numerous weeks trolling the Internet.”

“Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us the fundamentals of bike maintenance. I greatly appreciate your vast knowledge and experience, it has helped me learn to love my bike a bit more and appreciate the engineering detail involved in what is perceived as such a simple machine”

 

Hub Education Refund and Class Cancellation Policy

Deposits are transferable and/or refundable with at least 1 week (7 calendar days) notice before the date of class.

Transfers may be accommodated with less than 1 week notice only if a comparable class has openings available.

For two-session classes, students must complete first session before attending the second.

The second session of a two part class can be rescheduled, with at least 48 hour notice, to the next available second session of the same class.

Fix-a-Flat classes may be cancelled due to weather with no advanced notice, if no in-door alternative space is available. The class will be re-scheduled as soon as possible.

All two-session classes must be canceled as a pair.

Classes may be cancelled only if less than 2 paying students are registered.

Classes will be officially cancelled at least 48 hours before start date.

Any students that have registered and paid for a class that is cancelled are to be offered either a refund or transfer to a future class, whichever they prefer.