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A new Build-A-Bike class is starting at West Town Bikes Thursday and there's still spots available!


Gain a comprehensive overview of bicycle mechanics in this 8 week Build-A-Bike course. This class will cover it all, including bottom brackets, headsets, hubs, wheel truing, brakes, shifters and derailleurs as well as finishing work and trouble shooting.

Participants are to supply their own project bike, replacement parts and/or accessories. A complete bicycle, which should be a multi-gear derailleur bike with cable activated rim bikes, is best suited for this class. West Town Bikes will provide basic supplies such as cables, housing, bearings, grease and other shop supplies. Contact WTB/Ciclo Urbano for possible sale of project bikes and advice on best type bike for the Build-A-Bike class. Parts and accessories can be ordered and purchased through our sales shop, Ciclo Urbano. WTB will offer storage space for project bike, parts and supplies for Build-A-Bike participants only. Participants must take project bike and all other belongings from WTB at the end of the course.

Participants should contact WTB Office Manager Coralee Montes at to arrange registration for this class. This class is limited to eight participants. Enrollment is secured with payment. Suggested base donation for this class is $200 (more if you can afford it, additional donations go to supporting community programs at WTB). Checks may be made out to West Town Bikes and dropped off at the shop or sent to;

West Town Bikes
Attn: Build-A-Bike 8/11
2459 W Division
Chicago IL 60622


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