Repair And Tuning

Tune-up your bike, skis or board, or learn basic repairs and maintenance from an expert mechanic in our workshop-based courses.


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Weekend Full Bike Repair Course (A, B, C, D & E)

Learn from a professional mechanic how to tear it down, and build it back up using your own bike (mountain or road). You'll be led hands-on through a comprehensive tune up/overhaul, leaving no component untouched (fork and shock internals exempt). The content includes modules A, B, C, D and E. Get the knowledge to improve the performance and longevity of every component on your bike. 14 years and up. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, repair notes, and Basic Bike Mechanic certificate upon completion. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased. 

Basic Bike Repair (A & B)

Dive in and learn the essentials of a basic bike tune-up, including chain and tube repair, gear and brake adjustments, and lubrication for maximum performance. The content of modules A and B will be covered. This full-day course is perfect for urban bikes or modern road bikes. 14 years and up. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools & supplies, repair notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Basic Bike Maintenance (A)

Savvy cyclists are self-sufficient and don’t shy away from roadside repairs and maintenance. Bring your favourite bike to our fully equipped shop and practice flat tires, chain repair, and routine cleaning and lubing in this 3-hour evening course. A little DIY troubleshooting keeps your bike generating smiles for miles. 14 years and up. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, repair notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Tuning Techniques (B)

Sluggish shifting or worn-out drive-train parts sapping the joy from your ride? Recharge your shifting and braking systems with set-up tips-and-tricks including cable and chain/cassette replacement in this 3-hour evening course. Unlock the mystery of perfect derailleur adjustments and brake pad set-up, letting you save your tune-up dollars for coffee (or bike parts). 14 years and up. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, repair notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Bearings (C)

Dry bearings and dirty grease—all but forgotten until something goes wrong. Stop the grind and learn how to inspect, adjust and repack or replace bearings before the damage is done. Hubs, bottom brackets and headsets will be covered in this 3-hour evening class. 14 years and up. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools & supplies, repair notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Hydraulic Bleeding & Wheel Truing (D & E)

Learn the process to remove air from hydraulic systems on modern disc brakes in this 3-hour evening course. Get your wheels off a wobbly path and make them round, straight and tensioned. A selection of practice components are available. 14 years and up. Prerequisite: modules A & B or equivalent. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, repair notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Wheel Building

The balanced tension of a spoked bicycle wheel is a beautiful thing, especially when you've laced and tensioned it yourself. Use a mix of measurement, formula, technology and good old-fashioned feel to build a strong, serviceable practice wheel in this 3-hour course. Prerequisite: ABCDE course certificate or equivalent. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools, in-house practice components (hub, spokes, rim), course notes.