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Bike Maintenance Courses from The Cycle Hub

Join us in a series of bike maintenance courses,  we will add more and more over the coming months.    You can book on each course one at a time but we recommend you follow a sequence from Course 1 onwards.
Each course should last approximately 1.5 hours and costs €25  per person

Roadside Rescue Course 1:

1.5 hour session:  18.30 – 20.00
Dealing with some common problems on the road side during that weekend spin and keeping your bike road worthy.

Objective:

To provide participants with the skills and knowledge to give you confidence to deal with common roadside problems.

Course Content includes

  • Essentials to carry with you
  • Pre-ride check including tyres,  wheels,  brakes,
    headset, cables,  derailleurs, chainset
  • Dealing with puncture step by step demo
  • Actively removing & replacing tube with
    supervision from tutors
  • Split Tyre  –  Demonstrate fitting a gator

Roadside Rescue Course 2:

1.5 hour session:  18.30 – 20.00
Continuing on with dealing with some common problems on the road side during that weekend spin and keeping your bike road worthy.

Objective

Following on from course 1 we continue with further skills to give you confidence to deal with common roadside problems

Course Content includes

  • Dropped chain,  causes and avoidance
  • Buckled Wheels / broken spoke
  • Broken gear cables
  • Fixing malfunctioning gears
  • Problems with derailleurs

Bike Maintenance 1:

Puncture repair

No more tears!    Biking to work when…. pssst….. puncture!   Learn to fix the problem in minutes.

Punctures are not an unusual occurrence when cycling. Learn how to deal with them efficiently so that you are not panicked, late or stranded.

Objective:

To provide participants with the skills necessary to fix a punctured bicycle tyre.

Content:

  • Necessary tools and equipment
  • Removing the punctured wheel from the frame (front and back)
  • Opening & removing the punctured tube
  • Checking the tyre
  • Fitting the replacement tube & tyre
  • Correct inflation
  • Replacing the wheel in the frame
  • Common causes and prevention

The course will be largely practical. Wheels, tyres, tubes, bikes, pumps and tools will be provided.

All the above steps will be demonstrated and participants will attempt each of the skills.    Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Bike Maintenance 2:

Stay safe and mobile on your bike

Your chain drops off on the way to work. Find out how to replace it with out getting your hands dirty.

Badly adjusted or worn brakes can cause accidents especially in the wet. Learn how to adjust your brakes and replace the brake blocks. Do you know if your bike is safe and road worthy? Learn a quick series of checks.

Objective:

To provide participants with the skills and knowledge to deal with some common bike maintenance issues.

Content:

  • Putting back on a dropped chain
  • Adjusting brakes
  • Replacing brake blocks
  • Quick safety check

The course will be largely practical.  Bring your own bike and tools will be provided.

All the above steps will be demonstrated and participants will attempt each of the skills.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Bike Maintenance 3:

Keeping your bike running smoothly

“A stitch in time saves nine”… find out how to avoid costly repairs.

Keeping your bike in good order is not rocket science and doesn’t require much time.

Learn some of the easy tasks which help keep your bike working well, reduce wear and tear and keep you safe.

Objective:

To provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure their bike is kept in safe road worthy condition.

Content:

  • Contents of a basic tool kit
  • Tuning gears
  • Signs and symptoms of wear and tear
  • Things which may work loose
  • Cleaning and lubricating
  • Adjusting cycling position

All the above steps will be demonstrated and participants will attempt each of the skills.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

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