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Class Structure

The standard OCBC shop class curriculum consists of four classes, each of which consists of several related elements. The classes can each be broken down into at least two smaller modules, but these modules are somewhat interwoven when the curriculum is presented in the usual way.

For someone already familiar with the curriculum, these outlines alone will be a good memory aid for teaching the course. For someone who is experienced in bicycle repair but not in the OCBC curriculum, the full documents for each should provide enough information to teach the classes well, but it would not be possible to teach the class from the curriculum - a new instructor should study the curriculum fully and learn the information, then teach from the outlines.




[T] Talking - The instructor is talking
[A] Action - The students are doing something

Fit and Flats

[A] Tire removal / replacement
[T] Fixing flats
[T] Types of flats
[T] Seatpost height
[A] Seatpost height adjust
[A] Mounting and dismounting
[T] General fit
[A] Threaded stem adjust
[T] Quick release theory
[A] Wheel removal / replacement
[A] Tire removal / replacement 2

Wheels and Bearings

[A] Repair stand use (optional)
[T] Parts of a wheel
[T] Wheel theory
[T] Modes of failure
[T] Bearing theory
[T] Where bearings are found
[A] Evaluating hub bearing adjustment
[A] Adjusting hub bearings
[A] Advanced hub adjustment
[T] Truing stand use
[A] Wheel care - cleaning and lube
[A] Wheel truing

Brakes and Cables

[A] Repair stand use (as needed)
[T] Cable theory
[T] Advanced cable theory
[A] Lubing cables
[T] Barrel adjusters
[T] Types of brakes
[T] Brake adjust theory
[T] Adjusting brakes - cable tension
[T] Adjusting brakes - pad position
[T] Adjusting brakes - centering
[T] Brake adjust theory
[A] Adjusting Brakes
[A] Brake pad care

Gears and Chain

[T] Chain theory - rollers, pins, wear
[A] Chain lubing - preventing the wear
[A] Chain measuring - finding out about wear
[T] Chain replacement - once it's worn
[A] Chain tool use
[T] Segue to gear replacement
[T] Rear gears - cassette vs. freewheel
[T] Chainline
[T] Chainrings / crank / bb
[T] Derailleur theory
[A] Adjusting limit screws
[A] Adjusting indexed derailleurs (as needed)


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Date UserIpComment Version Action
Wed 16 of Jan., 2008 18:47 UTC JSheehan24.14.94.146   38
Wed 16 of Jan., 2008 18:46 UTC JSheehan24.14.94.146 fixy on the cheap 37  v  c  d  
Tue 15 of Jan., 2008 17:25 UTC pgarver68.255.255.135 february dates 36  v  c  d  
Fri 04 of Jan., 2008 01:24 UTC pgarver76.241.113.34 january classes and updated apprentice nights link 35  v  c  d  
Wed 05 of Dec., 2007 18:22 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 Dec Tues, fixathon to Apprentice 34  v  c  d  
Wed 24 of Oct., 2007 20:21 UTC JSheehan76.243.201.87 added links to pages 33  v  c  d  
Wed 24 of Oct., 2007 19:53 UTC JSheehan76.243.201.87 start 1st of mo. 32  v  c  d  
Fri 17 of Aug., 2007 03:07 UTC JSheehan76.243.176.101   31  v  c  d  
Fri 17 of Aug., 2007 03:07 UTC JSheehan76.243.176.101 September starts the 8th 30  v  c  d  
Fri 17 of Aug., 2007 03:02 UTC JSheehan76.243.176.101 removed "even if you think you are a great mechanic..." 29  v  c  d  
Fri 17 of Aug., 2007 02:59 UTC JSheehan76.243.176.101 added fixathon link, test out info 28  v  c  d  
Wed 08 of Aug., 2007 19:40 UTC pgarver76.243.183.47   27  v  c  d  
Tue 22 of May, 2007 20:09 UTC JSheehan68.255.171.241 first class wed not tues 26  v  c  d  
Mon 16 of April, 2007 17:49 UTC pgarver68.250.52.147 tuesday classes 7-9 25  v  c  d  
Fri 13 of April, 2007 21:46 UTC JSheehan68.255.171.85 removed series starts... and added Fixathon 24  v  c  d  
Fri 13 of April, 2007 21:22 UTC JSheehan68.255.171.85 intro once again: times 23  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:35 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 removed special classes 22  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:33 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   21  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:31 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   20  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:30 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 Added intro info 19  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 04:23 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41 Added intro info 18  v  c  d  
Wed 04 of April, 2007 03:35 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   17  v  c  d  
Thu 01 of Feb., 2007 20:58 UTC JSheehan68.255.171.128 removed park tool school 16  v  c  d  
Thu 01 of Feb., 2007 20:58 UTC JSheehan68.255.171.128 added park tool school 15  v  c  d  
Mon 15 of Jan., 2007 20:47 UTC JSheehan68.249.151.165   14  v  c  d  
Fri 29 of Dec., 2006 21:26 UTC JSheehan66.72.161.186 no walk-in observers w/out stands 13  v  c  d  
Thu 09 of Nov., 2006 19:27 UTC JSheehan67.38.254.144   12  v  c  d  
Tue 31 of Oct., 2006 18:48 UTC JSheehan68.254.149.117 clarified free re-take, etc. 11  v  c  d  
Sat 07 of Oct., 2006 20:42 UTC pgarver68.254.148.102   10  v  c  d  
Wed 30 of Aug., 2006 18:04 UTC JSheehan67.38.242.214 added BDEd stuff, 3S's 9  v  c  d  
Wed 09 of Aug., 2006 01:23 UTC pgarver65.43.181.104 update next class dates 8  v  c  d  
Sun 23 of July, 2006 13:32 UTC pgarver67.38.247.102   7  v  c  d  
Fri 30 of June, 2006 17:34 UTC JSheehan67.38.250.165   6  v  c  d  
Wed 01 of March, 2006 05:28 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   5  v  c  d  
Mon 06 of Feb., 2006 19:18 UTC pgarver69.218.44.185   4  v  c  d  
Mon 06 of Feb., 2006 18:31 UTC pgarver69.218.44.185 Added link to calendar page 3  v  c  d  
Wed 09 of Nov., 2005 22:41 UTC pgarver68.250.211.140 switched fix a flat link to wiki article 2  v  c  d  
Thu 06 of Oct., 2005 20:56 UTC pgarver70.229.196.192   1  v  c  d