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



Look what we just got in!!!! OCBG personalized high quality handlebar bar tape!!!!!!
October 18th, 2016

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OCBG Is Now An Official Cleary Bikes Dealer!
November 9th, 2015

We were turned onto these bikes by several parents who were extremely happy with how these bikes were built and how well they rode for their children.

Cleary bikes are one of the very FEW bicycles for 2-8 year olds that have hand brakes and are built like real bicycles, so children have the opportunity to learn on a bike that will transition into what they will be riding their entire life.

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We decided to try this bike brand out for ourselves with our own 3 year old child, Coral. We had her using a Strider balance bike since she was about 1 1/2 and on her 3rd birthday we had her try the Cleary, and I have to say the results were amazing!
She started riding her new Cleary pedal bike virtually UN-ASSISSTED that day!
After seeing this, I am officially against any bikes that have training wheels and back brakes, they create bad habits and actually revert the child’s bicycle riding skills, making it harder for them to learn how to ride a bike properly later.

Check out our home video (this is literally only her sixth ride on the bike):

 



OCBG’s Important Tip: Your Bicycle’s Serial Numbers!
April 22nd, 2015

Summer is coming, and unfortunately so does the RISE  of the bicycle theft rate, especially on beach cruisers and backyard and sideyard stored bikes.

With many people spending as much on bikes as they would on used cars or new motorcycles, it is ultra important to write down ALL of your bicycle’s serial numbers.

Your Bicycle’s Serial Numbers are as important as your car’s VIN numbers! Should your bike get stolen, the bast ammo you have for the police to get it back is to have pictures ALONG WITH the serial number of your bike.

Where is your bicycles serial number you may ask? It is usually located on the frame under the bottom bracket (your bottom bracket is the lowest point of the frame usually).

I recommend storing the number and pictures in the same location as your DMV titles and registration paperwork and/ or with  internet passcodes.