Bicycles, like puppies, love rolling around outside, freak out over every twig in the park, and track mud all over your bed when trying to cuddle. Learn to keep your two-wheeled friend in shape with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a two-day bike-repair course at Cránk (a $60 value). The courses are held on consecutive days and last approximately two hours each.
During two informative classes, the bicycle experts at Cránk share their bike-repairing knowledge with willing students of all abilities. Students study basic bicycle anatomy in the first class, learning to identify and locate important moving parts and vital organs. Instructors also discuss common problems and simple maintenance routines that include cleaning and lubing parts and repairing flat tires. The second class begins with a hands-on lesson in braking systems, in which patrons wield a multitude of tools to fix a provided or personal velocipede. After mastering brakes, students gain the skills and mental fortitude necessary to repair and adjust drivetrains before testing their handiwork in the nearest badlands. The class size is limited to six, so students should have plenty of chances to ask questions along the way.
2725 SE Ash St.
Portland, Oregon 97214