Advanced Maintenance  

9am - 4pm for 3 consecutive Sundays
3 X 7 hour sessions (total 21 hours)

Free workshop manual provided for all Advanced Bike Maintenance participants valued at $40.00 RRP!

The Advanced Bike Maintenance course is specifically suited to riders who can confidently undertake the regular tuning and cleaning tasks required to keep their bike running but are seeking an in depth knowledge of their bikes anatomy allowing them to remove, repair, adjust and replace each of the major mechanical working groups.

This detailed course has been prepared for participants who have previous maintenance experience. While this structure is ideal for those participants who have undertaken previous instruction in one of Bike SA's other maintenance courses this is not mandatory. This course is also excellent for fleet mechanics or resource managers who would like to maintain their fleet in-house rather than rely on a local bike shop.

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Course content

Please familiarise yourself with this document to ensure this course structure will suit your individual requirements before submitting your registration form.

Note: Hydraulic disc brake is bleeding is not covered within this course. Please refer to specific manufacturers instructions for further information.

Dates and Prices


Sunday 1st February
Sunday 8th February
Sunday 15th February

Sunday 14th June
Sunday 21st June
Sunday 28th June

Sunday 2nd August
Sunday 9th August
Sunday 16th August


Download the 2015 registration form

$250 Members and $280 Non Members

Register early as places are very limited and fill fast. Max 10 participant's minimum operating numbers 6 people.
NOTE: participants must provide their own lunch.


Personal attention
Our class size is limited to 10 participants. An experienced instructor works with small groups in Bike SA's dedicated maintenance workshop.
Tools lubricants & cleaning materials
Bike SA has equipped each workstation with a full selection workshop quality tools, professional lubricants and cleaning materials applicable to the course content.
Bikes & workshop examples
At Bike SA we have a huge fleet of bicycles, partial bicycles, "exploded" components and wheels devoted solely to use in the classroom. Each workstation is equipped with specialised equipment selected and set up for the sole purpose of optimizing your learning.
Reference materials
Our commitment to help you learn after leaving the classroom is unmatched.
Bike SA uses the 200 page Haynes "Complete Bicycle Maintenance 5th Edition" as a reference and resource manual for all our maintenance courses.
The Haynes "Complete Bicycle Maintenance 5th Edition" guides you through all the relevant procedures down to the last detail. Through step-by-step pictorial layouts and comprehensive explanations, you have on hand the most detailed reference to refer to for years after you leave our workshop.
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 Frequently Asked Questions  

Do I need to bring my own bike?
We encourage you to bring your own bike so that you can have a go at performing the maintenance tasks on it directly. Many bikes are different and having your own bike there will help you ask questions relating to your particular bike and learn to recognise its parts. However, isn't compulsory to bring your own bike as we have plenty of demonstration bikes available for you to practice on.
Please also note that time is not available within this course framework to discuss all brands and component types, their specific tooling requirements, variations to servicing specifications and removal and replacement procedures.
The theory and practical procedures for removal, replacement and servicing are very similar however between brands. We endeavour to provide you with the procedural outline for Sram and Shimano products (the two most common brands). Please be aware that alternative brands product specifics and are covered in detail within the Haynes manual (Bontrager and Campag). This includes the identification of variations in tool requirements and procedural requirements with individual brands and models.

How long is the course?
Advanced Bike Maintenance takes 3 days to complete. There are 3 individual days/sessions of 8 hours each, for a total of 24 classroom hours.

How hands-on will I get?

Approximately sixty percent of the program time is divided between demonstration and lecture, and forty percent is hands-on work at your workstation.

Will I get a certificate?
Based on your performance and attendance, you will earn a certificate of completion.

What do I need to wear?
It is best to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Closed shoes must be worn in the workshop area due to OH&WS regulations. Workshop aprons are provided to all participants for use in the workshop, non latex gloves are available at each workstation to avoid getting messy hands and transfer of oils and grease between components.

Morning and afternoon tea... what is provided?
We provide tea and coffee, delicious fruitcake and an assortment of biscuits.
NOTE: participants must provide their own lunch.

Is parking available?

Bike SA has a limited secure vehicle parking area for maintenance course participants. Please make your way to the loading zone out the front of our office and come in to collect a key at reception for the locked gate of our compound. Reception staff will provide further instructions.
Secure bike parking is also available including showers and changing facilities.

Is it possible to have a maintenance course held at our workplace or school?

Yes we can tailor bicycle maintenance courses to suit your needs whether that is a women's only course or a training session in your workplace. For more information on tailor made workshops please contact us on office@bikesa.asn.au or call 08 8168 9999.

If you can't find an answer to your questions, please contact us on office@bikesa.asn.au or call 08 8168 9999.