The second Ladies Can Wrench seminar will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on February 2nd, 2013 at M1 Sportriders, a sportbike oriented service, parts and accessories shop owned by Jenn and Pete Jaynes, in La Habra, CA. The address is 345 West Whittier Blvd., La Habra, CA, 90631.
This seminar will be more hands on than the last one. We will be doing oil changes, as well as cleaning, adjusting and lubing the chain. We will be able to work on three bikes at a time, so be prepared to get your hands dirty. We will get to as many bikes as we can within the three hour time frame, but EVERYONE will get a chance to turn a wrench.
Oil, oil filters, chain lube and chain cleaner will all be available for purchase at M1 the day of the seminar. Details of pricing are TBD. For this seminar, bring your bike, work gloves, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. See you there!
Again, this seminar is meant for women who have never worked on bikes before and the pace will be slowed down so everyone can get something out of the workshop. Please forward this invite to anyone you think might be interested.
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I just want to take a second to thank all the ladies for coming out to the seminar. Thank you to our sponsors Bikemaster, M1 Sportriders, The Cycle Guys, skillzdays.com and Dainese D-Store for making this first seminar possible. We will be planning the next seminar shortly and will most likely move onto oil changes or chain swaps/adjustments. We met some great new people and I hope everyone learned something. I know I certainly did! I’m happy we were able to share some knowledge that will help these ladies do some maintenance and ergonomic changes to their bikes. Thank you to my wonderful husband Sal for taking photos of the seminar.
First seminar group photo.
Going over ergonomic adjustments with the ladies.
Showing the ladies how to adjust the rear brake lever and feel at the rear brake.
Adjusting throttle slack.
Janet Wang gets a feel for the torque wrench.
Jeff Hawkins from Skillz Days explains how a torque wrench works.
CVMA Racer Jen Dustan takes a look at the tools and parts displayed on the table.
Jeff and I go over the various tools available on the market.
For anyone who is not attending the first mechanical seminar, the written materials are available for reference. The first seminar is covering basic tools and safety inspection. The document contains information such as the various tools available online and in stores, where to get them, how much they are, what they’re used for and safety inspection tips.
To receive a hard copy or a pdf, please send $2 via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to a hard copy, please remember to include your address. The document will be mailed within one to two business days.