Intermediate Maintenance

Intermediate Maintenance


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

Course Material

It is assumed you have the following knowledge – if not, please take our ‘Basic Maintenance’ and/or our ‘Demystifying the Bicycle’ course first.

Safety and general roadworthiness tests including the popular ‘M Check’

Inspection and checking of tools and materials

Basic derailleur gear and brake setup and adjustment

Course contents

Workshop safety, general safety, M-check recap (with Q&A)

Replacing inner and outer gear cables (not Di2, other electronic shifting or specialist/vintage cabling)

Replacing inner and outer brake cables (caliper, cantilever or cable disc brakes)

Chain types, how to check them, how to change them

Removal and refitting of pedals, cranks and bottom bracket

Practise sessions and recap with open Q&A

Please note: This course does not cover hub gears, hub brakes or hydraulic brakes, Fixies welcome.

What Will I Recieve?

Good safety knowledge

The ability to spot and fix common problems, including more complicated issues.

The ability to change and replace your inner and outer gear and brake cables

Greater confidence and awareness to keep your bike running

Ability to service key components of your bicycle