Evening Bike Classes
We are going to be running a series of evening classes here at The Cycle Hub focusing on some more advanced bike maintenance. These classes are perfect for any of you that have already taken our Strip & Build classes and are keen to learn more, or if you are an experienced home mechanic wanting to hone your skills even further…
Steve Woods, Skedaddle’s head of training, will run the classes. Find out a bit more about Steve here.
Classes Cost £100 if you sign up for all 4 classes or £35 per class if booked individually (maximum 6 places in a class).
Give us a call to book and reserve your space on 0191 276 7250 (payment in full required at point of booking)
Week 1 – 5 March – 6pm – 8pm – Wheels & Hubs
If your hubs are grumbling or your wheels are wobbling, then a hub service could be in order! In the session we’ll talk you through the two main types of hubs – standard cup & cone bearing (e.g. Shimano) and sealed cartridge-bearing type (e.g. Hope). We’ll also look at rim checks and basic truing and we’ll look at cassette & freehub body removal. With our expert guidance, you’ll soon learn how to get your wheels spinning smoothly again.
Week 2 – 19 March – 6pm – 8pm – Drive Chains
During this session we’ll be looking at the workings of your drive chain. We’ll consider how to replace a worn chain, issues with front chainrings and the rear cassette, and also what problems to look out for with bottom brackets and front & rear derailleurs. A few hours of careful tuition should soon have everything working like clockwork again!
Week 3 – 2 April – 6pm – 8pm – Gears & Brakes
Safety first this week as it’s about your brakes and gears. Learn how to adjust & replace brake cables and brake blocks, how to replace warn disc brake pads, how to do a basic service on a hydraulic disk brake system and how to set up derailleurs and index your gears.
Week 4 – 16 April – 6pm – 8pm Head Sets, Bikefit & Course Recap
This week we’ll cover headset servicing, replacement of bearings and re-fitting a pair of forks. We will also look at basic bikefit to make sure you are riding in the optimum position. At the end of the session will be a recap of everything we’ve looked at during the four courses and there will be a Questions & Answer session where you can test Steve’s encyclopaedic knowledge of bike maintenance.