We love getting fan mail at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op!! This letter arrived recently from one of our fans at a local junior high school. We hope its author continues to be inspired by bikes and bicycling in her community.
This past Thursday we learned all about brakes in mechanics’ class! After Ben led a stellar lecture we got a detailed analysis of sidepull brakes with Dave, cantilever brakes with Justin, v-brakes with Matt and disc brakes with Ben. Then we all got to hone our skills working on shop bikes.
Ben starts off class with a great lecture on brake systems.
Types of cable housing.
Dave going over sidepull brakes.
…more on sidepull brakes…
Sidepull brakes on different cycles…
Justin and Jack get into cantilever brakes.
Ian works on a set of cantilever brakes with Justin.
Ben…hydraulic disc brakes!
Explaining disc brakes for myself, Ian & Jack.
Close up on Ben’s disc brakes.
Matt hones in on v-brakes.
Matt and Ian talk v-brakes.
At the end of class we get a chance to work on bikes. Here Derek and Ian explore brakes further.