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Bike maintenance - basic and hands-on

Date:
15 November 2015
Tutor:
Graeme Knott
Cost:
£85 inc. home-made lunch, biscuits & cakes etc.
Time:
10 - 5

This is a new one-day course on basic bike maintenance,  The aim is to give you the knowledge and confidence to successfully diagnose and repair faults so that you can get the most out of your bike.   Could be of use to triathletes.

COURSE CONTENT

  • introduction on bike types, tools,equipment and terminology
  •  general safety inspection of the bike
  •  removal of wheels
  • puncture repair
  •  tube replacement
  •  tyre replacement
  •  tyre pressure
  • brake adjustment, pad & cable renewal
  • gear adjustment & cable renewal
  • cleaning your bike, grease and lube
  • pedal types, removal and attachment, shoes
  •  bearing adjustment (wheel & headset)
  •  chain stretch, wear, replacement along with rings and sprockets
  •  bar tape / grips renewal
  •  bike fit / positioning 
  • wheel truing

What to Bring

  • A bike - an old one is better than a new one
  • Allen keys
  • A work stand if you have one
  • Overalls/old clothes
  • Strong shoes

Photos

Graeme Knott, tutor on the bike maintenance course at Assington Mill
The strawbale workshop where the bike maintenance course takes place
Graeme Knott, the tutor on the bike maintenance course, at work
Graeme Knott, the tutor on the bike maintenance course, at work
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