BIKE RALLY AND FREE SWAG!
May 12th, 2017
May is Bike Month and the Orange County Transportation Authority is proud to support this with events hosted throughout the month! Come out and join the fun!
On Thursday, May 18 from 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM OCTA will be hosting their annual OCTA Bike Rally. They meet at Orange Metrolink Station and do a slow-paced group ride through Old Town Orange and the Santiago Creek Trail. All riders receive a free Bike Month T-Shirt!
You can find our more information on the Bike Rally and Bike Month at :
OCTA.net/BikeMonth.

OCTA Bike Event



New Summer 2017 Bike Mechanics Class Schedule!
May 7th, 2017

OC Bike Garage is excited to announce our next set of classes for 2017!
Beloware the list of classes being offered.

Please call me at (949) 916-0960  to sign up,we are limiting all the classes to only 5 students per class so everyone has a work station and a bike stand. All classes will be booked on a first come, first served basis, so please sign up ASAP, classes are filling up quickly!

PLEASE NOTE: All class dates are tentative, must have 3 students pre-registered to greenlight the class. In the rare event that under 3 students fail to register for the class, we will keep all registered students informed of schedule change, and all students will be moved to the next scheduled class/ class series.

We encourage all students to bring the bike they own that either:

#1 They ride the most

#2 Needs the most work

OR

#3 All of the Above

And please bring a sweatshirt and dress warm, especially in the winter. It can get cold in our warehouse!

****Please let us know if you are planning on bringing in a single speed bike. For the Complete Bicycle Mechanic Series we recommend a geared bike.

Please call to register, and feel free to call me with any questions at (949) 916-0960 .

Thank you,

-Parker

 

Workshop Classes

The OC Bicycle Service & Garage’s workshop classes guarantee hands on, detailed classes. Each student will work using all the equipment and tools needed. Being a Park Tool Certified School, each student gets a certificate of completion with each class. Cory Clayton, chief instructor of the courses, will answer any and all of your questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

Each student is provided a work station and stand. Best part about the class, you will learn using work stations you can come back to and use to work on your bike; familiarity is half the battle.

Requirements: BRING YOUR BIKE and a willingness to learn! You will get dirty, so please dress accordingly. No makeup classes are offered due to the intensity of the course, please make sure the class times fit your schedule. PLEASE NOTE:  DRESS WARM! Especially if you are taking one of the night courses.

 

If the course does not come with a Park Tool Repair Book, we strongly encourage all students to have one on hand. Having one of these is the best follow up reference guide. The book is also offered at a discounted price for students.

Things to consider: Tools are expensive, we like students to be aware of that fact so that you don’t get too shocked; However we have great deals on tools for students! This is also why we created three fully stocked work bench station rentals as a cost effective option.

 

 

Intro to Bicycle Mechanics,

Trailside/ Roadside Maintenance Safety & Repair

Who Will Benefit:
Beginner Mechanics
Any Cyclist

What You Will Learn

Have no knowledge of your bike? Want to learn what to do if something goes wrong while on your ride? This course will teach students, hands-on, how to check their bike before their ride, tire and tube repair, basic brake and derailleur adjustments, as well as emergency chain repair.  It will also suggest tools and equipment needed so you can be all geared up to prevent you from being stuck on the road/ trail.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Tool Choices
  • Flat Tire
  • Cut or Ripped Tire
  • Bike Washing
  • Safety Check
  • Broken Chains
  • Chain Suck
  • Twisted Chain
  • Squeaky and Noisy Chain
  • Rear Derailleur Shifting into the Spokes or Frame
  • Derailleur not Indexing Properly
  • Lube Choice
  • Proper Chain Lube Technique
  • Front Derailleur Cage Bent or Twisted
  • Proper Air Pressures
  • Measuring New Chain For Install
  • Roadside Chain Repair

One Session, 3 Hour Course.

Tuesday, June 6th  2017       6:30-9:30pm

Price: $70   Limit: 5 People

 

 

Complete BICYCLE Mechanic CLASS series

Who Will Benefit:
Home Mechanics
Beginner/ Intermediate Mechanics

Prerequisites:
Unless you have performed successful small bike repairs on your own and have a general understanding of bike repair, we request you take the Intro to Bicycle Safety & Repair Course prior to taking this course.

What You Will Learn

Students will get an overview of the entire bike, and get a hands-on close up view and an understanding of your bike and its components. Students will complete a full bike tune up, adjusting components. This course will truly make you a self-sufficient cyclist, enabling you to perform most of the common procedures carried out on a day to day basis by bike shop mechanics. The information presented is applicable to all types of bicycles and it is also a great introductory class for anyone who would like a more thorough foundation.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Brake System Adjustment and Maintenance
  • Cable and Housing Maintenance
  • Derailleur System Adjustment and Maintenance
  • Hub Overhaul
  • Bearing Service
  • Crankset Removal
  • Bottom Bracket Overhaul
  • Headset Bearing Service
  • Stem and Handlebars
  • Wheel Truing
  • Rear Sprockets, Removal & Cleaning
  • Cranksets: Checking for bearing play, Pedal Replacement
  • Derailleur Systems:  Front/ Rear Der. Functions, Rear Der. Indexing, Limit Adjust. Checks, Front Der. Placement
  • Brake Systems: Caliper Adjustments, Replacements, Rotor Attachment, Cable Systems, Lubrication, Adjusting Pads
  • Handlebars, Stems, Saddles & Seat Posts: Installation, Fit and Adjustment
  • Headsets: Function, Types, Adjustment/ Check for Play

Total of 9 Hours, (3) three hour sessions. Limit 5 people 

Cost: $200 (includes Park Tool Bicycle Repair Book!)

Tuesday, June 13th, 20th & June 27th  2017  6:30-9:30pm.



Blackstar Canyon Ride!!!!
March 1st, 2017

Meet at the gate 6:45pm Wednesday 3/1/17

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Weekly Group Rides!!!!
January 31st, 2017

Wednesday Mountain Bike Ride!!
@ The Luge
Meet at Cooks Corner 6:30pm.
Lights Required.
No Drop Ride!!

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2017 Bicycle Repair Class Schedule!!!
January 26th, 2017

OC Bike Garage is excited to announce our first group of classes for 2017!

Below are the list of classes being offered.

Please call me at (949) 916-0960  to sign up,we are limiting all the classes to only 5 students per class so everyone has a work station and a bike stand. All classes will be booked on a first come, first served basis, so please sign up ASAP, classes are filling up quickly!

PLEASE NOTE: All class dates are tentative, must have 3 students pre-registered to greenlight the class. In the rare event that under 3 students fail to register for the class, we will keep all registered students informed of schedule change, and all students will be moved to the next scheduled class/ class series.

We encourage all students to bring the bike they own that either:

#1 They ride the most

#2 Needs the most work

OR

#3 All of the Above

And please bring a sweatshirt and dress warm, especially in the winter. It can get cold in our warehouse!

****Please let us know if you are planning on bringing in a single speed bike. For the Complete Bicycle Mechanic Series we recommend a geared bike.

Please call to register, and feel free to call me with any questions at (949) 916-0960 .

Thank you,

-Cory

Intro to Bicycle Mechanics,

Trailside/ Roadside Maintenance Safety & Repair

Who Will Benefit:
Beginner Mechanics
Any Cyclist

What You Will Learn

Have no knowledge of your bike? Want to learn what to do if something goes wrong while on your ride? This course will teach students, hands-on, how to check their bike before their ride, tire and tube repair, basic brake and derailleur adjustments, as well as emergency chain repair.  It will also suggest tools and equipment needed so you can be all geared up to prevent you from being stuck on the road/ trail.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Tool Choices
  • Flat Tire
  • Cut or Ripped Tire
  • Bike Washing
  • Safety Check
  • Broken Chains
  • Chain Suck
  • Twisted Chain
  • Squeaky and Noisy Chain
  • Rear Derailleur Shifting into the Spokes or Frame
  • Derailleur not Indexing Properly
  • Lube Choice
  • Proper Chain Lube Technique
  • Front Derailleur Cage Bent or Twisted
  • Proper Air Pressures
  • Measuring New Chain For Install
  • Roadside Chain Repair

One Session, 3 Hour Course.

Tuesday, February 7th  2017       6:30-9:30pm

Price: $70   Limit: 5 People

 

Complete BICYCLE Mechanic CLASS series

Who Will Benefit:
Home Mechanics
Beginner/ Intermediate Mechanics

Prerequisites:
Unless you have performed successful small bike repairs on your own and have a general understanding of bike repair, we request you take the Intro to Bicycle Safety & Repair Course prior to taking this course.

What You Will Learn

Students will get an overview of the entire bike, and get a hands-on close up view and an understanding of your bike and its components. Students will complete a full bike tune up, adjusting components. This course will truly make you a self-sufficient cyclist, enabling you to perform most of the common procedures carried out on a day to day basis by bike shop mechanics. The information presented is applicable to all types of bicycles and it is also a great introductory class for anyone who would like a more thorough foundation.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Brake System Adjustment and Maintenance
  • Cable and Housing Maintenance
  • Derailleur System Adjustment and Maintenance
  • Hub Overhaul
  • Bearing Service
  • Crankset Removal
  • Bottom Bracket Overhaul
  • Headset Bearing Service
  • Stem and Handlebars
  • Wheel Truing
  • Rear Sprockets, Removal & Cleaning
  • Cranksets: Checking for bearing play, Pedal Replacement
  • Derailleur Systems:  Front/ Rear Der. Functions, Rear Der. Indexing, Limit Adjust. Checks, Front Der. Placement
  • Brake Systems: Caliper Adjustments, Replacements, Rotor Attachment, Cable Systems, Lubrication, Adjusting Pads
  • Handlebars, Stems, Saddles & Seat Posts: Installation, Fit and Adjustment
  • Headsets: Function, Types, Adjustment/ Check for Play

Total of 9 Hours, (3) three hour sessions. Limit 5 people 

Cost: $200 (includes Park Tool Bicycle Repair Book!)

Tuesday, February 14th, 21st, 28th  2017  6:30-9:30pm.



Dropper Seatpost Super Sale!!!
January 25th, 2017

Come in and receive 20% off any Dropper Seatpost any style, model or size.

Plus free seatpost size/fit evaluation.

 

Offer ends Feb. 20th

Check out the Video to see what you’ve been missing…

 



OCBG Updated Hours:
December 9th, 2016

Monday……………………………………………Closed

Tuesday…………………………………………..10am.-6pm

Wednesday……………………………………….10am.-6pm

Thursday…………………………………………..10am.-6pm

Friday………………………………………………..10am.-6pm

Saturday…………………………………………….10am.-5pm

Sunday……………………………………………….Closed