Come along to one of our evening bike maintenance classes and learn new skills

We run a number of courses on bicycle maintenance and repair; places on these courses are £20 for a 2 hour class. Places are limited to 6 people so you will get proper individual attention from the mechanic. Bring your own bike along to work on.

 

Evening Courses, Mondays from 6pm-8pm

Check the booking calendar for availability

 

Bike First Aid

Bike Check & Essential Skills - 27 Nov
20.00

An introduction to Bicycles!
Safety check and bike audit covering wheels, brakes and gears.
Learn the basic maintenance needed to look after your bike.
Cleaning, oiling and adjusting a bike.
How to adjust seat height and handlebars for a comfortable fit.
Advice on what to wear and helmet fitting.
What to take with you on rides for your comfort and emergencies.

Maximum of 6 participants.

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Basic Courses

Basic Brakes - 4 Dec
20.00

Examine types of brake and how they work.
How to adjust and replace worn brake blocks and pads.
Troubleshooting for rubs, squeaks and poor braking.

Maximum of 6 participants.

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Basic Gears
20.00

Gears explained.
How to look after your drivetrain and when to replace a chain or cables.
Cleaning, lubricating and making adjustments to cables for sweet shifting!

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Basic Wheels
20.00

How to take a wheel off and back on a bike.
How to fix a puncture and change an inner tube and tyre.
Information on bearings, spokes, tyre types, sizes & pressures.

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Advanced Courses

Advanced Brakes
20.00

Service rim & disk brakes.
Replace cables & brake pads.
Also examine rims, rotors and maintaining hydraulic disk brakes.

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Advanced Gears
20.00

Replacing a cassette or freewheel.
Check bottom bracket for wear and how to replace it.
Front and rear derailleur set up, replacing cables and indexing gears.

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Advanced Wheels
20.00

Service & adjust hub bearings.
How to replace a spoke and true a wobbly wheel.

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Wheel Building

Wheel Building
40.00

Two part course in building a wheel from scratch.
This includes spoke length calculation, lacing a 3 cross spoke pattern and how to dish & true a wheel!

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