Thanks for your interest in signing up for the overhaul class! Please read the following and sign up below.

This hands-on course will take you through the process of doing a bike “overhaul” This course will prepare you to work on your own bike in the shop with minimal help.

How much: $200 (Volunteering credits can also be used to pay for classes.)

When: Months with 5 Saturdays at 9am

Maximum students per class: 6

These classes build on the adjustments learned in our Tune-up series, and cover procedures for addressing component (bearing) wear or failure that would make those adjustments difficult or impossible to achieve. Along the way we will touch on compatibility and quality issues with the components in these different systems.

Assessment, disassembly, cleaning, inspection, evaluation, replacement, re-assembly, and adjustment of:

Week 1  Handlebars, stems, forks, and headset bearings

Week 2  Wheels, sprocket clusters, spokes, and hub bearings

Week 3  Brake levers, cables, calipers, pads, and pivot posts

Week 4  Cranks, chainrings, and bottom brackets

Week 5  Shifters, cables, chains, and derailers

    Folks can work on their as-is “project bike”, purchased from OCBC through this class. If you choose to tune-up an as-is bike for yourself, you will need to make a separate visit prior to the class to pick out an appropriate bike. Please email info@ohiocitycycles.org or call us at 216-830-2667 to schedule an appointment to pick out the bike.

    To guarantee your space, your registration must be paid, or covered with volunteer credits. If there are fewer than four students registered by Thursday before the first class, the series may be cancelled. If the class has reached its capacity of six students, you can still be put on a waiting list. Just email us.

    We are a Park Tool School, and the Big Blue Book of Bicycle repair is available at a discount as a textbook when you register for this course. Park Tool also has great repair help.


    Reserving your space in class: In order to reserve your space in class, you must pay for this series at least 7 days before class. If you have not paid online, in person, or via check by mail, we cannot guarantee you a space. 

    Policy on missing a class: Registering for the class series includes attendance at 5 classes throughout the month. Since each class builds upon the last class, you may not skip classes and make them up later. However, we are aware that unforeseeable events do occur. For emergency purposes ONLY, participants may make a special shop use appointment to re-take the missed class on the Wednesday immediately following the class at 6:00pm, subject to availability. This re-take class will cost $30.00, since staff time during our open hours is valuable. If this is ever the case, get in touch with us as soon as possible to make an appointment for the re-take class.

    Cancellation policy: For a full refund, you may cancel your registration for a class series by calling or emailing us 10 days in advance of the first day of class (two Wednesdays before the class). This gives us time to advertise the vacancy and fill the spot. We’re sorry, but if you cancel within the 9 days before class, we cannot refund you. Filling the class is important to us, so please be mindful when registering.


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