London Bike Hub is an accredited Park Tool School training provider, so in addition to our one-day courses, we run a two-day course 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 a grounding for work in the industry.
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- Health & safety
- Bottom brackets (threaded and press-fit)
- Rim Brakes
- Gear tuning and fitting (excludes electronic systems)
- Chain removal and installation
- Chainset and pedal fitting
- Wheel truing
- Sprocket/cassette removal and installation
The course is a mixture of teaching and hands-on, which will give you the opportunity to work on your own bike as well as our demonstration bikes with a wealth of tools and expert knowledge on hand. The teacher-to-student ratio is kept low – six attendees maximum, with one teacher and an assistant tutor. 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 £250, includes a copy of Park’s Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and a parts allowance, and runs over two consecutive Saturdays at our west-London workshop at 18 Queens Avenue, Greenford, UB6 9BX. If, having read more about the course below, you have any further questions, please feel free to call Jon, our workshop manager, on 07852-521577 to find out more.
The next Advanced course takes place on February the 17th and 24th 2018, with a start time of 10am on each day, and an end time of 5pm. After that, the Saturdays of subsequent courses are April the 21st and 28th, June the 9th and 16th, August the 18th and 25th, October the 13th and 20th, and for those fancying a break from the pre-Christmas rush, December the 8th and 15th.
Disc brakes are not included in this Advanced course as we have a dedicated one-day class for them 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.
Payment of the deposit can be made by Paypal (to firstname.lastname@example.org), or via bank transfer to London Bike Hub, sort code 08-92-99, and account number 65441099. Please use your first initial and first few letters of your surname, along with the first few letters of the course title, as your payment reference. We can take the deposit as cash or a cheque as well, if you drop it by the workshop at least a couple of weeks ahead of the course. Cheques should be made payable to London Bike Hub, and either handed in, or posted through the front door in an envelope marked for the attention of Jon Marks at London Bike Hub.
We are happy to invoice companies directly if you are booking for training with your employer.
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