Bike Maintenance

Bike Maintenance

Basic Bike Care | Intermediate Bike Maintenance | Advanced Bike Maintenance

 

 

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It happens to every serious cyclist eventually… whether it arises from an epic walk to get your bike home after something broke down on the trail, a desire to know how to repair and tweak your own gear to the highest level of performance or you’ve simply spent all your cash buying all those carbon and titanium bits and you have none left to pay for a service at the local bike shop, everyone eventually learns how to do work on their own bike.

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Course Dates

Basic Bike Care

5.30pm – 8.30pm Tuesdays

$45 (Members) $55 (Non-Members)

 

  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Tuesday, May 26
  • Tuesday, July 21
  • Tuesday, September 15
  • Tuesday, November 10 (ladies only)

Intermediate Bike Maintenance (2 part course)

9am to 1pm, Saturdays

$120 (Members) $140 (Non-Members)

 

Part 1

  • Saturday, May 23
  • Saturday, August 15
  • Saturday, October 24

Intermediate Bike Maintenance (2 part course)

9am – 1pm Saturdays

 

Part 2

  • Saturday, June 20
  • Saturday, September 12
  • Saturday, November 28

Advanced Bike Maintenance

9am – 4pm | 3 Consecutive Sundays

$250 (Members) $280 (Non-Members)
 
Course 1
  • Sunday, August 2
  • Sunday, August 9
  • Sunday, August 16

For group workshops on alternative dates please contact us:
Email: office@bikesa.asn.au
Phone: 08 8168 9999

Basic Bike Care

5.30pm-8.30pm Tuesday / 1 x 3 hrs

This three hour course is designed specifically for those just starting out or who haven’t got the bike out the shed for a long, long time!
The Basic Bike Care course aims to give you the additional knowledge you need to get your bike back onto the road or trail with extra confidence. We provide you with a better understanding of the working parts of your bike which will make the retail experience of purchasing accessories, and even a new bike for those newbies, that little bit easier. It’s amazing how far a little knowledge goes to help you find the right product at the right price without having to buy it twice.

“I went knowing nothing about bikes and left knowing a whole lot. What a great course to get to know your bike”

You will learn how to clean and lubricate the major mechanical working groups of your bike and get the inside story on puncture repair. Puncture repair is a must know for all cyclists as the “it won’t happen to me, I never get punctures” argument doesn’t really wash when you are 10kms from home either on the trail or the roadside and don’t have the tools or the knowledge to confidently get your steed repaired and rolling again. But don’t worry… in Bicycle SA’s Basic Bike Care course, our expert facilitators will show you how it’s done!

It was thoroughly well organized and everyone was extremely helpful, no matter how absurd our questions seemed!”

Basic Bike Care Program Outline

NOTE:

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

Send the registration form via
Fax: +61 8 8168 9988
Email: office@bikesa.asn.au
Phone: 08 8168 9999 if you have more questions or concerns

Intermediate Bike Maintenance #1 - Gears and Brakes

Saturdays, 9am to 1 pm

Bike SA is excited to deliver a new and updated format for our Intermediate Bike Maintenance course (previously Comprehensive Bike Maintenance). We know you cannot learn without doing and with two extended sessions, spread over 2 Saturdays, you will have more time to practice your maintenance skills, both in the course and between the two courses, before learning more information.

Designed to teach you the everyday skills you need to adjust your bikes gears and brakes, and replace the parts of your bike that experience regular wear and tear; this course is for those who know the basics, and are ready to extend themselves in a supported environment. We limit class sizes to 10 participants to maximise your learning and structure the course to include content relevant to both road and MTB enthusiasts, as well as everyday riders. Please note that the skills and information covered in Basic Bike Care are presumed knowledge (the course does not cover puncture repair or other skills taught in Basic Bike Care).

It is required that you book into both parts of the course when booking (at times suitable to you).

Learn to:

  • confidently repair, replace and adjust all parts of your braking system
    confidentially repair, replace and adjust your gears
  • make adjustments on the trail or perform that all important pre-trip tuning to ensure a perfect ride every time

Bike Gears & Brakes Program Outline

Please note:

Hydraulic disc brake is bleeding is not covered within this course. Please refer to specific manufacturers instructions for further information
Removal and adjustment examples provided

Questions.
Email: office@bikesa.asn.au
Phone: 08 8168 9999 if you have more questions or concerns

Intermediate Bike Maintenance #2 - Drive System and Bearings

Saturdays, 9am to 1pm

Bike SA is excited to deliver a new and updated format for our Intermediate Bike Maintenance course (previously comprehensive bike maintenance). We know you cannot learn without doing. With two extended sessions, spread over 2 x Saturdays, you will have more time to practice your maintenance skills, both in the course and between the two courses, before learning more information.

Designed to teach you the everyday skills you need to adjust your bikes gears and brakes, and replace the parts of your bike that experience regular wear and tear; this course is for those who know the basics, and are ready to extend themselves in a supported environment. We limit class sizes to 10 participants to maximise your learning and structure the course to include content relevant to both road and MTB enthusiasts, as well as everyday riders.

In this second component of Intermediate Bike Maintenance you will learn to:

Assess the wear in a bicycle’s drive train system including: the chain, cassette and chain rings (drive train)
Replace the parts in a bicycle’s drive train system including: the chain, cassette and chain rings
Safety check a bicycle’s bearing systems including: the headset, bottom bracket and wheel hubs
Adjust the headset

NOTE: Removal and adjustment examples provided.

Advanced Bike Maintenance

9am – 4pm Sundays / 3 X 7 hour sessions (total 21 hours)

  • Free workshop manual provided for all Advanced Bike Maintenance participants valued at $40.00 RRP!
  • Register early – maximum 10 participant’s – minimum operating numbers 6 people. NOTE: participants must provide their own lunch.
  • 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.
  • The Advanced Bike Maintenance program is structured to include content relevant to both road and MTB enthusiasts and covers workshop specifics for both bike designs.
  • Each of the three 8 hour programming days are separated into 2 intensive 3.5 hour workshop sessions and an hour for lunch plus short morning and afternoon breaks.
  • Each session combines comprehensive group theory instruction and practical demonstrations including tool identification and orientation as well as “exploded” practical examples of all major mechanical working groups.
  • In depth demonstrations are provided covering each individual component’s removal, repair, maintenance requirements and reassembly, replacement procedures.
  • An extensive opportunity is then given at your workstation to practice on one of our specific workshop MTB’s or road bikes depending on where your passion lies. Once you are confident in your abilities using our equipment you can then progress to work on your own bike and ask any questions that pertain to your specific bike setup.

Advanced Bicycle Maintenance Course Program Outline

NOTE:

  1. The hydraulic disc brake is bleeding is not covered within this course. Please refer to specific manufacturers instructions for further information
  2. Please familiarise yourself with this document to ensure this course structure will suit your individual requirements before submitting your registration form.
    Download the Advanced Bike Maintenance Outline

FAQs

How many people in a class?

Our class size is limited to 10 participants. An experienced instructor works with small groups in Bicycle SA’s dedicated maintenance workshop.

Are tools lubricants and cleaning materials included?

Bike SA has equipped each workstation with a full selection workshop quality tools, professional lubricants and cleaning materials applicable to the course content.

Are bikes and workshop examples provided?

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.

Are reference materials included?

Our commitment to help you learn after leaving the classroom is unmatched. Bike SA uses the 200 page Haynes “Complete Bicycle Maintenance 7th Edition” as a reference and resource manual for all our maintenance courses. Valued at $40.00 RRP the Haynes “Complete Bicycle Maintenance 7th Edition” is the most up to date an easy to understand bicycle maintenance reference available, and can be purchased at the discounted price of $35.00 inc GST when you participate in one of Bike SA’s Bike Maintenance Courses. (included free of charge in Bike SA’s Advanced Maintenance Course).

As experienced education providers we understand that taking notes can be the most distracting part of any practical learning experience. By utilising this comprehensive workshop manual you don’t have a need to take notes during the course, however do leave with written materials in excess of the subject matter covered in our courses. Participant’s are provided with a manual for reference during the program and the option to purchase a copy after the program at a heavily discounted price. We strongly suggest you purchase a copy to take home at the end of your course. Please pre-order your copy when completing your course registration form or alternatively enquire about ordering your copy from your course facilitator upon completion of your course. Included in this publication is all the information covered in our maintenance courses and a whole lot more! The Haynes “Complete Bicycle Maintenance 7th 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.

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, it 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 hands-on will I get?

Approximately seventy percent of the program time is divided between demonstration and lecture, and thirty 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 WHS 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?

Secure bike parking is available. Please check street signs for parking times.

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 be 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

Send the registration form via
Fax: +61 8 8168 9988
Email: office@bikesa.asn.au
Phone: 08 8168 9999 if you have more questions or concerns