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The Park Tool School® is taught by the Hub Mechanic staff and ushered by "Dr." Richard Chapman our service manager; expert in repairing and maintaining bicycles. The Park Tool School® manual is now the BBB-3 Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, and available here at the shop. The material in the student manual acts as the outline for each session of the clinic, which is augmented by the hands-on demonstration of the instructor.

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REGISTRATION FORM

Below is the course guide and what you will be learning along the way.

Chapter 1 — Basic Mechanical Skills

  • Threaded Fastener Tension & Torque
  • Lubrication, ThreadLockers, & Cleaners
  • Bearing Systems
  • Diagnosing & Solving Mechanical Problems
  • Tools & Tool Selection
  • Repair Stands
  • Home Shop Setup

Chapter 2 — Tires & Tubes

  • Wheel Removal
  • Removal of Tire & Tube from Rim
  • Inner Tube Inspection
  • Tire Inspection
  • Rim Strip
  • Inner Tube Repair
  • Inner Tube Sealants
  • Tire Liners
  • Temporary Tire Repair with Tire Boot
  • Inner Tube Valves
  • Tire & Tube Sizing
  • Installation of Tire & Tube on Wheel
  • Wheel Installation
  • Tubeless Systems
  • Tubular Tires

Chapter 3 — Rear Sprockets

  • Cassette Sprocket Removal & Installation
  • Freewheel Sprocket Removal & Installation
  • Single-Speed Removal
  • Sprocket Inspection & Cleaning
  • Fixed Gear Sprockets

Chapter 4 — Hubs

  • Hub Bearing Service: Adjustable Cup-and-Cone Type
  • Freehub Removal & Installation
  • Cartridge Bearing Hubs

Chapter 5 — Wheel Truing

  • Wheel Truing Overview
  • Truing Procedures
  • Broken & Damaged Spoke Replacement
  • Wheel Wear, Damage, & Repair

Chapter 6 — Pedals

  • Pedal Removal
  • Pedal Installation
  • Damage to Crank Pedal Threads
  • Pedal Bearing Service

Chapter 7 — Cranksets

  • Crank Types
  • Crank Removal & Installation
  • Bottom Bracket System Types
  • Bottom Bracket Bearing Service for Non-Threaded Shells
  • Bottom Bracket Bearing Service for Threaded Shells
  • Chainrings

Chapter 8 — Chains

  • Chain Sizing for Derailleur Bikes
  • New Chain Installation on Derailleur Bikes
  • Chain Sizing and Tension Adjustment: Two-Sprocket Bicycles
  • Chain Wear and Damage
  • Chain Cleaning
  • Chain Lubrication

Chapter 9 — Derailleur Systems

  • Cable System
  • Shift Levers
  • Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Chainline
  • Derailleur Hanger Alignment & Repair
  • Derailleur Wear & Service
  • Electronic Shift Derailleurs

Chapter 10 — Internal Gear Systems

  • SRAM® DualDrive™
  • SRAM® I-Motion® 9
  • Shimano® Nexus Inter-7®, Nexus Inter-8®, & Alfine® Hubs

Chapter 11 — Caliper Disc Brake Systems

  • Caliper Types
  • Brake Pads
  • Disc Brake Rotors
  • Hydraulic Brake Systems
  • Hydraulic Brake Fluid Service
  • Mechanical Disc Brake Systems

Chapter 12 — Caliper Rim Brake Systems

  • Brake Levers
  • Cable System
  • Caliper Rim Brakes

Chapter 13 — Handlebars, Stems, Saddles, & Seatposts

  • Upright Handlebars
  • Drop Style Handlebars (Road Bars)
  • Stems
  • Saddles
  • Seatposts

Chapter 14 — Headsets

  • Headset Types
  • Headset Service
  • Headset Replacement & Installation
  • Fork Steering Column Sizing

Chapter 15 — Frame & Fork

  • Frame Components
  • Frame Construction & Service

Chapter 16 — Suspension

  • Spring Systems
  • Shocks (Dampers)
  • Suspension Linkages
  • Service & Tuning

Chapter 17 — On-Ride Repair

  • Tool Choices
  • Repair Procedures