Advanced Bike Maintenance

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London Bike Hub is an accredited Park Tool School training provider, so in addition to our one-day courses, we run a course over two consecutive Saturdays which is based on the Park Tool School curriculum (Park Tool are recognised worldwide as leading manufacturers of cycle maintenance tools). The course is ideal for people who already know a little bit about their bike but want to take their knowledge to the next level. This can be either to maintain your own bikes, or as an initial step towards gaining the knowledge required to work in the trade.

The next Advanced courses takes place on 7 and 14 November 2020 – fully booked. 

Topics include:

  • Health & safety
  • Headsets
  • Bottom brackets (threaded and press-fit)
  • Rim Brakes
  • Hubs
  • Gear tuning and fitting (excludes electronic systems)
  • Chain removal and installation
  • Chainset and pedal fitting
  • Wheel truing
  • Sprocket/cassette removal and installation
  • Lubrication

The course is a mixture of teaching and hands-on, which will give you the opportunity to practise on your own bike or one of our demonstration bikes with a wealth of tools and expert knowledge on hand. The teacher-to-student ratio is kept low – there are five attendees maximum. There’s plenty of time to ask questions and use tools not usually available to the home mechanic.

Whilst we can’t promise you’ll never visit a bike shop again, we can say that the course will equip you to tackle most jobs by giving you the confidence and skills to do so. And to make the job easier, we also sell the full range of Park Tools.

The course costs £200, and runs over two consecutive Saturdays at our west-London workshop at 18 Queens Avenue, Greenford, UB6 9BX (access via the passageway to the left side of the building, which is the GPRA community hall).

If you have any queries about this course, please email us at workshopbookings@londonbikehub.com

To book a place, please fill in the form below.

Disc brakes are not included in this Advanced course as we have a dedicated one-day class for them (see here).

For those expecting to work with schools and similar institutions, there is an additional module for working on children’s bikes which covers the specific issues and tools required.

Please note – we’re now asking people to pay a deposit of £50 (which counts towards the cost of the class) to secure their booking, as we’re finding a number of people have been booking places and then not showing up, which is unfair on those others we have to turn away once a class is fully booked. This payment is returnable in full if you cancel your place no later than two weeks ahead of the class date, or if we’re able to fill your place if you cancel closer to the class date. If London Bike Hub cancels the course, your payment is refundable is full.

The payment can be paid by Paypal (to sales@londonbikehub.com). If you don’t have a Paypal account, please email us at workshopbookings@londonbikehub.com and we can discuss payment with you.

Park Tool School

Park Tool School Deposit

£50.00

We are happy to invoice companies directly if you are booking for training with your employer.