Beginner and Intermediate courses

London Bike Hub Beginners Courses

As a starting point into the world of cycle maintenance we run an introductory course, which takes place on Saturdays (see below). If you’d like to take your knowledge further, we have three different intermediate courses which take place mainly on Saturdays, but with an occasional Sunday.

All of the courses cost £25 each and run from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, or from 3pm to 7pm for those which take place on Sundays.

To book a place on one of these courses, please use the form below, selecting the type of course and date, before filling in your details.

Introductory class

This class runs on the first Saturday of every month (except January, March, November and December), and is ideal for people who feel they know nothing about the subject, though many people find it useful even if they’ve been around a bike for a while.

Parts of the bike
Diagnosing problems and basic adjustments
Rear wheel removal
Replacing an inner tube
Fixing a puncture

 

London Bike Hub headset class

Intermediate classes

Cleaning, brakes and gears
This lesson is for people who want to know a little bit more than the basics from the first lesson. The remaining classes for 2017 are on Saturday, September the 16th, and Saturday, the 18th of November.

Cleaning a bike, including your own
Lubrication
Brakes: adjustments and fitting new blocks on your own bike
Gears: common problems and adjustments

There’s lots of hands-on aspects – you will be getting your hands dirty putting what you have learnt into action. There is also time throughout the day to ask questions.

Care and replacement of hubs, cassettes, chain and derailleurs
This class looks at how to care for your bike’s front and rear hubs and drive train, including how to replace bearings, chains, cassettes and even derailleurs.

Care and replacement of headsets and bottom brackets; wheel truing
Bottom brackets and headsets wear out eventually, so in this class we examine the ins and outs of keeping traditional and threadless headsets, and serviceable and cartridge bottom brackets, running smoothly, and what to do when they finally expire. We also delve into the skill of keeping your wheels properly round and properly straight (true), whatever London’s potholed roads throw at them.

 

To book, please use the form below