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Bike-repair class at Timeâ€™s Up
Time Out New York
March 29, 2011
By Jonathan Shannon
A broken steed doesnâ€™t have to stay off the streets: Experts from cycling-advocate organization Timeâ€™s Up teach two weekly beginnersâ€™ classes thatâ€™ll get you back in the saddle in no time. Over four sessions, youâ€™ll learn how to fix a flat, adjust the braking system, true a wheel and more. Volunteer instructors will demonstrate more complex maintenance, while you can try simpler tasksâ€”like fixing an inner tubeâ€”yourself, with materials provided free of charge (although donations are encouraged). The Brooklyn location also runs a women- and trans-only session on Mondays (6:30â€“8:30pm). 156 Rivington St between Clinton and Suffolk Sts, basement. Tue 6:30â€“8:30pm â€¢ 99 South 6th St between Bedford Ave and Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Sun 4â€“6pm; women and transgender class Mon 6:30â€“8:30pm. â€¢ times-up.org