Next Bicycle Mechanics Class Schedule!
May 4th, 2016

Cory and I are excited to announce our next group of classes! Below (and attached)  are the list of classes being offered. Generally, these will be the last set of classes offered during the summer.

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,

-Kelly

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Kelly Crean

OC BICYCLE SERVICE & GARAGE

23011 Moulton Parkway #E7,

 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

  (949) 916-0960

  www.OCBikeGarage.com

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.

Wednesday, June 8th , 2016                7-10pm

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!)

Wednesdays, 7-10pm:June 15th , 22nd & 29th  2016

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Crean

OC Bicycle Service & Garage
(949) 916-0960
www.OCBikeGarage.com

 



Chris Hukill’s Medical Fund
April 26th, 2016

Chris is a good friend of OC Bike Garage who had a terrible accident and fell 200 feet off a cliff in Laguna please check out his go fund me page to donate for his recovery. Thanks

https://www.gofundme.com/hukillfund

On Friday April 22, 2016 at 4pm Chris Hukill fell off his mountain bike about 200 feet down the Telonics mountain in Laguna Canyon. He survived the fall, but he is in critical care and suffered a spinal cord injury. Chris will need aggresive physical therapy in order to regain movement in his arms and legs and will be out of work for a long time.

We are looking for support to cover medical costs, physical therapy, and costs to keep his business (Hukill Paint and Graphics) running while he is recovering.

Anything you can donate will help, but please do not feel obligated to donate money. The Hukill family is just looking for support in the form of visits to Chris, prayers, any help with his business, and any other type of support you can offer.

Chris is a very athletic person who loves to ride his mountain bike, hike, and be outdoors. We would love to get him the best care possible so he can do these activities that he loves so much again!

 



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.

Bikes

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):

 



The New Yeti SB6c is in stock and ready for you!!
July 7th, 2015

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If your looking for a new Yeti come check out what we have to offer.



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.

 



OCBG IS NOW AN AUTHORIZED YETI DEALER! COME IN AND BUILD YOUR DREAM BIKE NOW!
October 11th, 2014

http://www.yeticycles.com/

ENJOY THE WINNERS CIRCLE WITH ENDURO WORLD SERIES CHAMPION JARED GRAVES BY OWNING YOUR OWN YETI!



WHAT TO GET THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING? A GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM OC BIKE GARAGE OF COURSE!
December 14th, 2013

GIFT CERTIFICATES now available, PERSONALIZED AND IN ANY INCREMENT you wish to make it!

ALSO, THE OC BIKE GARAGE JERSEYS just arrived in and are available for purchase, and they look SWEEEEEET!

Be one of the first to get yours today!

 

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