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Kozy's Cyclery - Chicago's Best Bike Store

All stores open 11-6 on Memorial Day

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on Orders over $75 (Does not apply to bikes/fitness equipment & oversize packages)

Southside - Megastore
312-794-4155

2540 S Wabash
M-F 11-8
Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6

Northwest - Megastore
773-282-0202

3255 N. Milwaukee
M-T 11-8, F 11-9
Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6

Northside
773-281-2263

3712 N. Halsted
M-F 11-8
Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6

Near North
312-266-1700

219 W. Erie
M-F 10-8
Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6

South Loop
312-360-0020

811 S. DesPlaines
M-F 11-8
Sat
 10-6, Sun 12-6

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Beginner's Class

Curriculum/Timetables

   Minutes  Teaching Style
BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE    
 Welcome 15   Lecture
 Threaded Fastener Tension & Torque  5  Lecture
 Lubrication, Thread Lockers & Cleaners    Reading
 Diagnosing Mechanical Problems  

 Reading

 Tools and Tool Selection    Reading
 Repair Stands    Reading
 Home Shop Set Up    Reading
 Maintenance Schedule  5  Lecture
TIRES & TUBES    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Removing Wheels  5  Lecture
 Removing Tire and Tube from Rim 10  Demo & Lab
 Inspecting the Inner Tube  5  Lecture
 Inspecting the Tire  5  Lecture
 Rim Strip  5  Reading
 Repairing Inner Tubes 10  Demo
 Pre-Glued Patch Repair    Reading
 Repairing Inner Tubes with Self-Vulcanizing Patches    
 Inner Tube Sealant    Reading
 Tire Liners  Reading
 Temporary Relief of Tire with Tire Boot    Reading
 Inner Tube Valves  5  Lecture
 Tire & Tube Sizing    Reading
 Installing Tire & Tube on Wheel 10  Demo & Lab
 Installing Wheels on Bike 10  Demo & Lab
 Tubeless Systems    Reading
REAR SPROCKETS    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Cassette Sprocket Removal & Installation  5  Demo
 Freewheel Sprocket Removal & Installation    Include with Cassette
 Rear Sprocket Inspection & Cleaning 10  Demo & Lab
WHEEL TRUING    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Truing Procedures  5  Lecture
 Lateral Truing 10  Demo
 Radial Truing  Reading
 Wheel Centering (Dishing)  Reading
 Spoke Tension  Reading
 Replacing Broken or Damaged Spokes  Reading
PEDALS    
 Pedal Removal  5  Demo & Lab
 Pedal Installation  5  Demo & Lab
CHAINS    
 Chain Cleaning  5  Demo
 Chain Lubrication 10  Demo & Lab
RIM CALIPER BRAKE SYSTEMS    
 Caliper Brakes 20  Demo
 Brake Pads  Included in Above
 Cantilever Caliper Adjustment    Included in Above
 Linear Pull Caliper Adjustment    Included in Above
 Dual Pivot Caliper Adjustment    Included in Above
 Side Pull Caliper Adjustment    Included in Above
HANDLEBARS, STEMS, SEATS & SEATPOSTS    
 Handlebar Adjustment  5  Lecture
 Stem Adjustment  5  Lecture
 Saddle & Seat Post Adjustment  5  Lecture
ON-RIDE REPAIRS
 Overview  Reading
 Repair Procedures  Reading
BIKE WASH
 Procedures  Reading