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Friday, October 7, 2011

Wrench Your Own Bike: Bicycle Repair Class Offered in Taichung

Course Culture will be offering a 3 hour class in Taichung about some of the basics involved in bicycle maintenance and repair. If you are interested in attending this course please sign up HERE.

Here is an excerpt from the organizer:

Looking to do your own bicycle maintenance but don’t know how to start ? This course will introduce you to the most common mechanical failures of multi-gear bicycles and teach you how to deal with them. We will help you troubleshoot a flat tire, a broken chain and other common problems you may encounter while cycling. This course also teaches you basic bicycle maintenance including, cable replacement, cleaning and lubrication and a whole host of other useful tips to help your bicycle last a lot longer. This course involves a ‘Hands-On’ operation where all the necessary tools will be provided for you to learn on. We encourage course participants to bring their bikes with them. Be prepared to have a ton of fun and to get a little greasy.


  1. Basic bike maintenance is so important - when I first started riding, I couldn't even do the simplest thing. I even struggled to change a flat because I couldn't take the wheels on and off. I've since switched to a new kind of bicycle quick release, so that's one less thing to worry about, but you never want to be stranded and not able to get home.

  2. hi, i am having trouble choosing the right bike for me. what bike do you think would go with a person who lives in a city that wants a bike that can go off-road like bmx where i can play with it, a bike that i can go from one city to another and can be used going to school. do you have some recommendation for me?

    ~eye chart

  3. You are looking for a Cyclocross bike.

    I would suggest the Surly Cross Check as the best multi-purpose CX bike on the market. My friend will be picking his up next weekend. If you aren't too big you can probably get one soon. If you are a bigger rider it might take a while to order.

    Tom at Famous Bikes in Taichung is a Surly dealer.