The All About Brakes Mechanics' Class

This past Thursday we learned all about brakes in mechanics’ class! After Ben led a stellar lecture we got a detailed analysis of sidepull brakes with Dave, cantilever brakes with Justin, v-brakes with Matt and disc brakes with Ben. Then we all got to hone our skills working on shop bikes.

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Ben starts off class with a great lecture on brake systems.

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Types of cable housing.

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Dave going over sidepull brakes.

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…more on sidepull brakes…

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Sidepull brakes on different cycles…

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Justin and Jack get into cantilever brakes.

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Ian works on a set of cantilever brakes with Justin.

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Ben…hydraulic disc brakes!

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Explaining disc brakes for myself, Ian & Jack.

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Close up on Ben’s disc brakes.

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Matt hones in on v-brakes.

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Matt and Ian talk v-brakes.

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At the end of class we get a chance to work on bikes. Here Derek and Ian explore brakes further.

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Molly repacks a hub.

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Wwwhhhhhheeeeeeeeellll!!

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Justin addresses the class.

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Winter Mechanics' Class!

We’re about halfway through winter mechanics’ class at the co-op and having a blast! Check it out:

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The class on wheels commences!

 

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Hub explanations to an attentive class

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Justin & Kalie work through how to check tubes.

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Wheel sizing with Dave & students.

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Ben talks wheels!

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How to true with Matt.

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Trueing away!

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Students working away at the trueing stand.