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Introduction to Bicycle Mechanics (BIKE 1000)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides an overview of the cycling world and lays the groundwork for bicycle workshop usage. This course examines the wide variety of cycling disciplines, their histories, and usage. You will also learn the fundamentals of tools and workshop usage for further practice of bicycle mechanics. You will participate in discussions and writing assignments exploring cycling.
Prerequisites:

None.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 1010, BIKE 1020, BIKE 1030 and BIKE 1040

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Basic Bicycle Mechanics (BIKE 1010)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers basic, yet key aspects of bicycle repair. You will learn the important aspects of tire and tube repair, including modern tubeless systems. You will also learn the selection and installation of rider touch points and common accessories of a bicycle.
Prerequisites:

None.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1020, BIKE 1030 and BIKE 1040

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Bicycle Braking Systems (BIKE 1020)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers braking systems, the primary safety devices on bicycles. You will learn to work with all major brake types, including hydraulics. You will have the opportunity to work hands-on with these systems and use knowledge gained in proper tool selection and usage.
Prerequisites:

None.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1010, BIKE 1030 and BIKE 1040

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Bicycle Drivetrain Systems (BIKE 1030)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers, in-depth, bicycle drive-trains. You will learn the theory and practice of bicycle drive-trains. You will use knowledge of various cycling disciplines and apply them to drive-train design, selection and repair. You will work hands on to diagnose and repair drive-train components.
Prerequisites:

None.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1010, BIKE 1020 and BIKE 1040

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Ball Bearing Systems (BIKE 1040)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers assemblies that use bearings as a means of rotation. You will learn to diagnose, adjust, and repair all major bearing systems on a bicycle.
Prerequisites:

None.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1010, BIKE 1020 and BIKE 1030.

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Bicycle Wheel Repair and Assembly (BIKE 2010)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers the critical bicycle wheel system. You will learn the theory and implementation of the wire spoke wheel. You will cover evaluation, repair, and new wheel construction. You will discuss the component selection process and demonstrate the assembly of wheels from scratch.
Prerequisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1010, BIKE 1020, BIKE 1030 and BIKE 1040.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 2020, BIKE 2030 and BIKE 2040.

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Suspension Systems (BIKE 2020)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers the most common suspension systems, their use and repair. You will assemble and repair both front and rear suspension components. You will learn the theory of common suspension geometries.
Prerequisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1010, BIKE 1020, BIKE 1030 and BIKE 1040.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 2010, BIKE 2030 and BIKE 2040.

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Electric Bicycles (BIKE 2030)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers electrically assisted bicycles and their additional specific components. You will become familiar with electric bicycle technologies, including the current designs. You will have hands on experiences in riding and repairing specific components, while drawing on the knowledge you have gained in all aspects of bicycle repair.
Prerequisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1010, BIKE 1020, BIKE 1030 and BIKE 1040

Co-requisites:

BIKE 2010, BIKE 2020 and BIKE 2040.

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Service Department Operation (BIKE 2040)

Credits:  1   Lecture Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers the daily and seasonal operation of service departments. You will understand, implement, and manage a repair queue. You will be able to anticipate material and labor needs in a working shop.
Prerequisites:

BIKE 1000, BIKE 1010, BIKE 1020, BIKE 1030 and BIKE 1040.

Co-requisites:

BIKE 2010, BIKE 2020 and BIKE 2030.

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