Online Classes

We said we’d never do it, but never say never eh? 

Welcome to LBK Online. 

Covid19 has robbed us of our raison d’être - but we are still hungry to teach you how to fix your own bike. So online we go! 

Here is our new Online Class Library, recordings of all the classes we've done so far:

For future classes, read on:

We will be using Zoom. I’ve used it in the past for group counselling sessions and the quality is very good. It’s easy to use, but if it’s your first time, pop that cherry by getting to know Zoom a bit before you log into one of our classes. You can use a browser, or download the app for your smart phone. It's free.

We will be charging on a scale, for a couple reasons: 

  1. Learning bike maintenance online is not the same as learning IRL
  2. Some people have just lost their jobs and might not be able to afford a full priced class
  3. We are also struggling, and would appreciate an income
  4. We’ve never done this before so we can’t go charging our usual rates for something that might go tits up

Please give what you can: £2 / £9 / £19 

The session will be LIVE (OMG) so there will be unknowns! Be ok with this. (I’m writing this more for me than for you.) 

YES, there will be Q&A at the end, of course - that’s what makes this different from a YouTube video. Zoom has a function where attendees can ‘raise their hand’ so this can be done in a nice orderly fashion. After the Zoom, we will make the video available to play for 48 hours - esp good if you’re in a different timezone (hello international bike maintenance fans!) - so that you can go over it, add to your notes, relive the excitement, etc. 

Speaking of which, if the speaker comes down with ‘Rona we will have to cancel and everyone will get a full refund. 

Rather than us creating notes, we ask that you take your own notes in the style that you find useful. In the past when we gave students notes after a class, they inevitably forgot information as they thought they could rely on someone else’s notes to remind them. (When you copy off of someone else’s homework, you’re the loser Chad.) The great thing about taking notes yourself is that you’ve taken the time to process information your way, and store it in the way that suits your learning style. (What’s your learning style? Well do you like to take photos of things, do you need to write things down, or do you need to actually DO them? Most people are a mix, but there will be one dominant form. Rare is the person that can just listen to things and then retain info. Don’t kid yourself buddy.) REPEAT AFTER ME: There is no shame in taking notes!

We will definitely be making points during the webinar, but as many things with bike maintenance are different on different people's bikes, my ultimate goal is to give you the incentive and encouragement to study your own bicycle 💖

So go on then, check it out - #NEVERNOTLEARNING, remember?