Workshops

New workshop dates through Autumn and Winter 2017 are being uploaded, if you desire to attend but cannot see a date, please contact us to register any special interests.  All tools, plus a pair of gloves, eye protectors and overall will be provided during the workshop and are mandatory to wear – please bring appropriate clothing

Pro Bike Service is located here in the Mobile Garden City, a meanwhile site within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, nearest station Stratford International DLR

 

: : FULL : :

Demystifying the Bicycle

Basic Maintenance

Intermediate Maintenance

Advanced Maintenance

Wheel Building

Parent and Child – Maintenance

 

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…coming soon!

Changing tyres and Fixing Punctures

Basic Wheel True – theory and practise

Check, change & adjust brake blocks (caliper, cantilever)

Check, change & adjust brake pads (disc brakes)

Professional Bar Taping

Bike security – marking, locks and crime prevention

Brake adjustments and bleeds (hydraulic systems)

also….

How to make a belt from a used road/hybrid bicycle tyre

How to make a bottle opener from bike workshop ‘waste’

OVERVIEW
You will be learning by working on your own bicycle, if you do not have one, it may be possible to provide a bicycle given sufficient notice.  All tools, plus a pair of gloves, eye protectors and apron will be provided for use during the workshop – please wear appropriate clothing and footwear

BOOKING
We work closely in small groups, places are limited and given on a first come-first served basis, so please email to secure a spot if interested: law@probikeservice.co.uk If you cannot attend for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. Repeated late cancellations may prevent access to future offerings, especially where these exclude others who are keen to learn and participate

COURSE MATERIAL

Each workshop contains a certain amount of core material yet within each workgroup, we can be flexible, focusing on particular areas in greater or lesser depth.  Workshops will run a number of times and there is also the option for bespoke workshops, provided there are enough people to make this worthwhile.

Every workshop will feature a balance of practical and theoretical content.  A flexible approach to Q&A and informality, I hope, will allow each participant to gain the maximum value from every offering.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE FROM THIS WORKSHOP?

Safety, awareness, knowledge, confidence, proficiency and excellent are what we strive to achieve in our workshops.  Want to cover something in more depth? Desire more practical experience and less theory? Need a greater theoretical understanding of ‘Why’ before a particular concept or skill can be internalised and integrated?  Just ask.  We have the experience and flexibility to help you achieve your desired goals.  We rely on you to guide us, both before and during workshop.

COST – AND WHAT IS THE GIFT ECONOMY?

As with all services, payment is via gift.  For those unfamiliar with this concept, there is no contract, no demand nor expectation to gift in return.  Whilst Pro Bike Service is reliant upon donations and gifts to sustain it, and indeed, to break-even at this stage, we let YOU decide whether, how much, and what to gift, if anything.  This business model was chosen at inception because it has been proven time and again to build community, build trust and allows the ENTIRE community to be served according to their needs rather than their means.

If you would like to offer a monetary gift but are unsure what amount constitutes a ‘fair’ gift, we can point you in the direction of comparable services to give you an idea of the standard market rate.

We are also happy for you to abstain from gifting if you genuinely feel you have gained no value from our services or if the means to gift are not available.

If you truly do not have the means to gift but desire our services, we ask that you book a workshop or come and visit anyway.  Together, as a Community, we believe it is not only possible to survive through gifting but also to thrive.  This is the type of community we wish to become a part of, to nurture and to support with training and servicing – one which embraces, empowers and enables all.