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Fall/Winter 2017-18

Papa Wheelies Bike Shop is proud to announce a whole new slate of Bicycle Repair Education for Winter 2017-18 season. We've developed our classes around a curriculum designed by the Park Tool Company, makers of the number-one brand of bicycle tools in the world.

All of our bike-repair classes are taught by Brian Keegan or Josh Pierce, who have 10-20 years of experience wrenching and teaching in bike shops. You'll learn the best ways to care for and fix problems on your road and mountain bikes using pro tools and procedures.

The course textbook for all the classes is Park Tool's Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair. It uses color photos and instructions to clearly explain the topics covered in our class and over 100 more various repairs and maintenance tasks including servicing bearing assemblies, wheels, braking and shifting 
systems, adjusting components, and more! Call 603.427.2060 or email today to sign up - classes fill up very fast. 50% deposit required to hold your space in class.

Rider Essentials Class - 3 hours - $50 - 2-8 students per class - 5:30-8:30pm

Designed for the new rider or riders that want to familiarize themselves with their bicycles. Class covers essential maintenance procedures, pre-ride safety checks, and hands-on emergency repairs. This class consists of one 3 hour session. Cost $50.

No textbook or materials required

Class Options: Thu, Nov 2 | Thu, Nov 16 | Thu, Nov 30 | Thu, Dec 14 | Jan-Feb Classes TBA

Bike Maintenance Course - 6 hours - $125 - 2-5 students per class - 5:30-8:30pm 

Back by popular demand, this class is designed for the rider who wants to learn about all of the systems on their personal bike. This class focuses on knowing how the bicycle works and when there is a problem. The course covers general mechanical principles, demonstrations of all bicycle systems, and basic maintenance procedures. The course consists of two 3 hour sessions and is customized to the students.

Textbook required: Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair (BBB-3).

Materials required: Your personal bicycle. Loaners are available at request.

Class Options:  Tue, Dec 5 & Thu, Dec 7 | Tue, Jan 16 & Thu, Jan 18 | More Classes TBA

Advanced Maintenance Course - 9 hours - $225 - Max 4 students per class

This course builds on prior bicycle repair experiences. This class is designed for the rider who is familiar with basic maintenance procedures on their bike and focuses on gaining more experience. The course covers proper set-up and adjustment of major bicycle components. The course consists of three 3 hour sessions and is customized to the students.

Prerequisites: Student must have taken the Basic Maintenance Class or provide a brief statement describing their bicycle repair experience.

Textbook required: Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair (BBB-3).

Materials required: Your personal bicycle.

Class Options: Sat Morn, Jan 6 & Tue Eve, Jan 9 & Sat Morn, Jan 13 | More Classes TBA 

Wheel Building Course - 6 hours - $125 + materials - 2-4 students per class

Learn principles of hand wheel building and finish the course with a finished wheelset of your own design!

Prerequisites: Student must have a working knowledge of bicycle mechanics.

Materials required: Student will need to purchase rims, spokes and hubs for their custom wheel build.

Class Options: Tue, Jan 23 & Thu, Jan 25, 5:30-8:30pm | More Classes TBA

Textbooks (Park Tool's Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair) are available at Papa WheeliesBike Shop for $24.99. Call or email to reserve a copy.

All Classes must have a minimum of two students enrolled by the first class to proceed.

*Classes are not limited to these listed. If students are interested in any other topics or private lessons please contact

Learn how to maintain your bicycle from our experts!

You get Park's great bike-repair book, too!

Park's Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, it is authored by C. Calvin Jones, a world-renowned bicycle mechanic. It is one of the most up-to-date resources available and it contains information on all of the latest technologies and components.

Email: to sign up for a session or call the store 603-427-2060
Click on dates on the calendar below to see individual class details:

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Papa Wheelies Bicycle Shop
653 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801


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Mon-Fri: 11 - 5
Sat: 10 - 5
Sun: 12 - 5
Boston Bicycles - Natick
1400 Worcester St
Natick, MA 01760


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Mon-Fri: 11 - 7
Sat:      10 - 6
Sun:     12 - 5

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