5 Week Mechanic Course

5 Week Mechanic Course

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2429 Main St

2429 Main Street

Vancouver, BC V5T 3E1


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This 5 week mechanic course offers structured instruction and hands on practice on all major systems of the bicycle.

About this event

This 5 week mechanic course offers intro to all major systems on the bicycle through 15 hours of course instruction. Structured classes are taught by experienced bicycle mechanics and combined with supervised hands-on practice. Small class sizes ensure that the program is tailored to the needs and current skills of participants. From beginner to intermediate this program is sure to elevate your skills.

Courses are offered:

Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm September 27, Oct 4, 11, 25, Nov 1

Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Sept 23, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2

Mondays 9:30am - 12:30pm Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5

Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm Nov 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

Night 1 - Intro to bikes + flat fixes

-cover types of bikes, a little bit of bike anatomy, frame materials, and bike fit

-flat fixes

Night 2 - Intro to cup-and-cone bearing systems

-intro to adjustable hubs, bottom brackets and headsets

-hub overhauls

Night 3 - Brakes

-Intro/how to adjust all different types of cable-actuated brakes

-maybe cable replacement, maybe pad replacement

Night 4 -Shifting

-intro to bicycle drivetrains/how derailleurs work

-adjusting shifting

Night 5 - wheel mechanics

-overview of how wheels work

-intro to radial/lateral truing, dish, and tension