With the one day basic maintenance* course you'll work on your own bike changing brake blocks, gear indexing and splitting a chain.

Tools for the home mechanic
  • What tools are needed
  • Advice on buying tools
  • How to use basic tools

Bicycle Overview

  • Get to know your bike — learn the names of parts and what they do
  • Check that your bike is roadworthy
  • Adjust saddle, handlebars, brake and gear levers
  • How different brake types work
  • Check brakes assessing wear
  • Adjust/change/align brake blocks/disc pads
  • Replace brake cables
  • The function of gears
  • Indexing gears
  • Replacing a rear gear cable
  • Splitting and rejoining a chain
  • One hour session to practice techniques on your bike and Q&A
*This course does not cover hydraulic brakes, disc brakes, drum/coaster brakes, hub gears or electronic gears.