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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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Intermediate Class

Curriculum/Timetables

The Intermediate Class is $177.55 and is limited to 6 people.  The class runs approx. 10 hours over a 2 day period.

   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  Reading
 Removing Tire and Tube from Rim  Reading
 Inspecting the Inner Tube  5  Lecture
 Inspecting the Tire  5  Lecture
 Rim Strip  5  Lecture
 Repairing Inner Tubes    Reading
 Pre-Glued Patch Repair    Reading
 Repairing Inner Tubes with Vulcanizing Patches  10  Demo & Lab 
 Inner Tube Sealants    Reading
 Tire Liners  Reading
 Temporary Relief of Tire with Tire Boot    Reading
 Inner Tube Valves  Reading
 Tire & Tube Sizing    Reading
 Installing Tire & Tube on Wheel 10  Demo
 Installing Wheels on Bike 10  Demo
 Tubeless Systems 10  Demo
REAR SPROCKETS    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Cassette Sprocket Removal & Installation 15  Demo & Lab
 Freewheel Sprocket Removal & Installation    Included w/Above
 Rear Sprocket Inspection & Cleaning 10  Lecture
 Fixed Gear  Reading
HUBS
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Bearing Service - Cup & Cone Adjustable  5  Lecture
 Hub Adjustment - Cup & Cone Adjustable Hub 20  Demo & Lab
 Hub Adjustment - Solid Axle - Cup & Cone  Reading
 Campagnolo & Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 & 7801 Oversized Hubs  Reading
 Freewheel Removal & Installation  5  Lecture
 Cartridge Bearing Hubs 10  Lecture
WHEEL TRUING    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Truing Procedures 10  Lecture
 Lateral Truing 20  Demo & Lab
 Radial Truing  5  Demo
 Wheel Centering (Dishing)  5  Demo
 Spoke Tension  5  Demo
 Replacing Broken or Damaged Spokes  5  Lecture
 Wheel Wear, Damage & Repair  5  Lecture
PEDALS    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Pedal Removal  5  Demo & Lab
 Pedal Installation  5  Demo & Lab
 Damage to Crank Pedal Threads    Reading
CRANKSETS
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Crank Removal - 3 Piece Cranks 15  Demo & Lab 
 Crank Removal: Ocatlink or ISIS Drive Spline  Included w/above
 Crank Installation - Octalink or ISIS Drive Splined    Included w/above
 Crank Removal - 3 Piece Square Spindle    Demo & Lab
 Crank Installation - 3 Piece Square Spindle    Included w/above
 External Bearing Cranket Systems 10  Demo
 Bearing Installation    Included w/above
 Non-Threaded Crankset - BB30 and BB90  Reading
 Bottom Bracket Bearing System  5  Lecture
 Bottom Bracket Tool Selection    Reading
 Cartridge Bottom Brackets 10  Demo
 Adjustable Bottom Brackets    Reading
 Chainrings  5  Lecture
 Chainring Replacement    Reading
 Chainring Wear & Damage  5  Lecture
CHAINS    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Chain Sizing for Derailleur Bikes 10  Demo & Lab
 Shimano Chain Service with Replacement Rivet 10  Demo & Lab
 Campagnolo 10-Speed Chain    Reading
 Chain with Master-links  5  Lecture
 Chain with Reusable Rivet  Reading
 New Chain Installation on Derailleur Bikes  Reading
 Tight Link Repair    With chain service
 Chain Sizing & Tension Adjustment: 2 Sprocket Bikes  Reading
 Chain Tension: 2 Sprocket Bikes w/out Tension Idler Device  Reading
 Chain Tension Using Idler Chain Tension Device  Reading
 Chain Tension: Eccentric Bottom Bracket on Tandem & Single Speeds  Reading
 Chain Wear & Damage  5  Lecture
 Chain Cleaning  5  Demo
 Chain Lubrication 10  Demo & Lab
 DERAILLEUR SYSTEMS    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Cable System  5  Lecture
 Cable Housing Length  5  Lecture
 Cable Lubrication  Reading
 Shift Levers 10  Demo
 Front Derailleur 10  Demo
 Height Adjustment  Included w/above
 Rotational Angle Adjustment    Included w/above
 Limit Screw Adjustment  15  Demo & Lab
 Index Adjustment (3 Chainring Bikes)  Included w/above
 Index Adjustment (2 Chainring Bikes)    Included w/above
 Front Derailleur Performance  5  Lecture
 Rear Derailleur  5  Lecture
 Derailleur Capacity & Maximum Sprocket Size    Reading
 Derailleur Cable Attachment  Reading
 B-Screw Adjustment  5  Demo
 Index Adjustment 20  Demo & Lab
 Chainline    Reading
 Derailleur Hanger Alignment & Repair  Reading
 Derailleur Wear & Service  Reading
 Troubleshooting    Reading
INTERNAL GEAR SYSTEMS
 SRAM DualDrive  Reading
 SRAM I-Motion 9  Reading
 Shimano Inter-7 or Inter-8 Hub  Reading
CALIPER DISC BRAKE SYSTEMS
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Caliper Types  5  Lecture
 Rotors  Reading
 Hydraulic Brake Levers  Reading
 Hydraulic Disc Calipers  Reading
 Hydraulic Brake Caliper Adjustment 15  Demo
 Mechanical Disc Calipers 15  Demo & Lab
 Brake Lever  Reading
 Caliper Pad Alignment & Clearance  Included in Demo
 Avid Mechanical Brake  Included in Demo
RIM CALIPER BRAKE SYSTEMS    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Brake Levers  Reading
 Cable System  5  Lecture
 Cable Lubrication    Included w/Above
 Cable Housing Length    Included w/Above
 Caliper Brakes 30  Demo & Lab
 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    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Upright Bars    Reading
 Drop Style Handlebars (road bars)  Reading
 Stems 15  Lecture
 Quill Stems  Included in Above
 Threadless Stems  Included in Above
 Saddles  5  Lecture
 Seat Post  Reading
HEADSETS    
 Overview  5  Lecture
 Headset Types  5  Lecture
 Threadless Headset Service  Reading
 Threadless Headset Disassembly & Assembly    Reading
 Threadless Headset Adjustment  30  Demo & Lab
 Threaded Headset Service  Reading
 Threaded Headset Disassembly & Assembly  Reading
 Threaded Headset Adjustment  Included in Above
 Headset Replacement & Installation  Reading
 Headset Stack Height  Reading
 Headset Removal  Reading
 Pressed Headset Installation  Reading
 Fork Crown Race Installation  Reading
 Star Nut or Compression Plug Installation  Reading
 Fork Sizing & Cutting Reading
FRAME & FORK
 Overview  Reading
 Componenet Parts of the Frame  Reading
 Frame Construction and Service  Reading
SUSPENSION
 Overview  Reading
 Spring Types  Reading
 Shocks  Reading
 Suspension Linkages  Reading
 Service & Tuning  Reading
ON-RIDE REPAIRS
 Overview  Reading
 Repair Procedures  Reading
BIKE WASH    
 Procedures  Reading