Our bike maintenance courses take place in our fully equipped workshop in Canterbury. Each student has their own work bench and own set of tools to work with. Bikes are provided for you to practice on for the first day of the course. Both road and mountain bikes are available. Build up your confidence on our bikes before tackling your own bike on day 2 for a part strip down, clean, re-lubricate and rebuild – equivalent standard workshop service.
Maximum of 6 students on each Park Tool Course.
During the Park Tool course you will learn the basics of maintaining your bike. No experience is needed to take one of these courses, we take you right back to basics and build your skills quickly and rapidly.
The two day Park tool course gives the student the ability to part strip a bike down to the frame, clean it and then build,lubricate and replace worn components – equivalent standard service.
The 2 day bike maintenance course is tailored to meet the type of bike that the student brings along as opposed to learning about all of the different systems that are available.
The aim of this course is to enable the students to give their own bike an equivalent standard service. Strip, service and replace where needed brakes systems – cables, brake blocks and calipers, gear systems – chain, derailleur, cassettes, front chainset and chain rings, cables.
- Overview of tools.
- What types of tools are required within a cycle workshop.
- Lubrication and cleaners.
- Tyres and inner tubes, installation and removal and repairing.
- Pedals, installing, removing.
- Crank arm, installing and removing.
- Chains, the types of chain available, fitting, removing and getting the correct length.
- Chain cleaning and lubrication.
- Rear sprocket removal and fitting.
- Bottom bracket removal and fitting.
- Brake systems.
- Front derailleur fitting and indexing/adjustment.
- Rear derailleur fitting and indexing/adjustment.
After successful completion of this course you will receive a Parktool BBB-3 training book and certificate.