We will not be having the Wallan ride as advertised today. Instead John will be offering a basic bike maintenance course. The content will be similar to the last course offered, so this course will be an opportunity to reinforce what you learned last time and to ask questions of the presenter. If you have recently joined MBUG and want to learn how to look after your bike and make basic repairs, then you are welcome to attend.
Note that this event was originally billed as being for paid-up members only, however non-members may attend upon payment of a $20 fee. If you are not currently a member consider purchasing a standard MBUG membership with that same $20 and you will get the course for free plus all the other benefits of being an MBUG member. Further details follow.
It is important that you sign up for this event so we know how many to expect.
Geoff and Bev Brennan have kindly offered the use of their shed for the workshop again. Geoff and Bev live at 1040 the Northern Hwy, Bylands. Heading South along the Northern Highway from Kilmore, the property is on the left 800m South of Union Lane. The property name is "Paroo", but keep an eye out for the "Alpacas" sign at their gate.
Topics to be covered will be:
- Puncture repair (bring any tubes you have which need mending)
- V-brake adjustment
- Cleaning your bike
- Lubricating your bike
- Rear derailleur adjustment
What to bring:
- Your bike
- Your chainlube and general lube (I use Prolink and TriFlow respectively)
- Your puncture repair kit
- Your multi tool and other tools you may have
- Any dead tubes which need repair
- Cleaning rags
- Protective gloves
- Something to share for morning tea