Sustrans at Bikespace - Trail/Roadside Repair (Affiliated)

Course Details
Course Dates: 
7 March 2014 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
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Basic Maintenance

Learn to keep bikes running smoothly on the road or trail.
Basic Maintenance
Key Content: 

Basic mechanical knowledge is a vital part of providing any kind of bike ride or cycling activity. CTC's Basic Maintenance course gives you the skills you need to prepare bikes safely for riding, and to fix the most common problems that occur during the course of a ride - on or off the road.

The course is hands-on. You'll be working on bikes, getting your hands dirty and learning by doing.

Course outcomes: 

On this Basic Maintenance Course, you will learn:

  • Personal safety, tool and chemical handling
  • Correct use of tools and lubricants 
  • Degreasing, cleaning and lubrication
  • Pre-ride equipment checks
  • Brakes - cable adjustment and pad/block adjustment and replacement - for caliper, V-brake and disc brakes
  • Gears - indexing, cable adjustment, limit adjustment
  • Transmission - chain repair and replacement
  • Headset adjustment
  • Wheels - punctures, tyre repair
  • Emergency repairs - dealing with what can go wrong during a ride
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Bikespace Plymouth

Trainees learning bike maintenance at Bikespace Plymouth
Unit 7, Devonport Park
Bikespace is a Bicycle Maintenance Training Workshop based in Devonport, Plymouth. We work in partnership with CTC to offer their complete range of Maintenance Courses. We use a CTC qualified trainer to deliver these courses.
We cater for individuals or groups of up to six people.




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