Bikepacking lecture #2

Lecture: Basic Bikepacking Course

Bikepacking lecture #2 - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

A workshop on the most common bike field maintenance and in-the-field repairs.

  • Casual

6:00 PM at the Seattle Program Center, Cascade rooms

Come learn how to perform basic bike maintenance and repair before and during a trip. This is an introduction, a discussion, a sharing of knowledge among all participants and instructors.  It is organized as a rotating set of stations covering the three main systems that commonly need maintenance or repairs in the field and common tools and spares to bring.

  • Drivetrain
  • Brakes
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Tool kits and tools; spare parts

In each section, instructors will review the most common issues, their symptoms, how they can be repaired, and tools that may be needed. Participants enhance each topic by sharing their different bike types and technology choices, such as tubed vs tubeless tires, rim brakes vs disc brakes, etc.

Although this is not a hands-on session, additional information or hands-on practice may be covered in the check-ride, in Lecture #3 or in separate seminars/clinics, depending on the needs and interest of participants.  The main objective is to introduce the most common field issues and start participants thinking about what you need to bring and what you'll want to research further about your particular bike.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

You may bring  any bike tools you have that you would bring on a bikepacking trip to share or gain feedback on.

Handouts and more details on these will be provided ahead of the clinic.

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