Comprehensive Bike Repair Course
Using your own bike, (mountain or road) learn and practice the principles of bike repair from a professional mechanic. You'll be led hands-on through a comprehensive tune-up/overhaul—leaving no component untouched (fork and shock internals exempt). The content includes four modules (A. Basic Maintenance, B. Gears and Brakes C. Bearings and D. Wheel Truing) which will give you the knowledge to improve the performance and longevity of every component on your bike. Weekend and 4-week evening courses available. 14+. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes and Basic Bike Mechanic certificate upon completion. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.
Suspension Fork Basic Service & Brake Bleeds
You've been asking for it! This next-level course is for anyone who has successfully completed our ABCD Weekend Bike Repair course. Learn and apply standard service procedures to rebuild your bike to an higher level (max 5 participants). Topic include: Basic suspension fork service, and hydraulic bleed procedures for Sram and Shimano, plus tips on bringing routine repairs to a higher level of accuracy and consistency. It is suggested that you bring in your bike for an assessment in advance to determine any required parts. Prerequisite: ABCD Weekend Certificate or equivalent hands-on practice. Includes instructor, course notes and resources, all lubricants/hydraulic fluids. 20% off in-stock tools and repair supplies when purchased.
Basic Bike Repair
Less fuss, more ride - learn how to efficiently fix a flat tire, clean and lubricate a dirty chain (and fix a broken one), and fix some of the common noises that bikes tend to make. Also learn when a trip to a professional bike mechanic is warranted. Get the confidence to do-it-yourself while on the road, the trail, or your workshop. No experience necessary. 16+. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.
Learn how to measure spokes, lace, tension and true a practice wheel using a mix of measurement, formula, technology, and good old-fashioned 'feel'. This course is perfect for anyone who aspires to build their own wheels, or would like to replace a damaged rim on an exisiting wheel.
Prerequisite: ABCD course certificate and/or experience truing wheels. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools, in-house practice components (hub, spokes, rim), course notes and resources.