Course Content


The Home Mechanic Course is a full day course on Saturday 28th July 2018.

The course content is set out below.  Most of the items listed will involve the attendee performing the service procedure on their own bike or a shop bike.

TOOLS / MECHANICAL SKILLS
• Tools and Workshop setup
• Torque
• Leverage / Mechanical advantage
• Stripped / seized / damaged bolts
• Cleaning and lubrication

WHEEL HUBS / FREEHUBS
• Hub Types
• Wheel Bearings
• Replacement and Servicing

DRIVETRAIN
• Drivetrain General
• Cassettes
• Chains – chain wear and sizing
• Crank – removal
• Chainrings
• Chainline 

BOTTOM BRACKETS
• Standards and compatibility
• Removal and replacement

DERAILLEURS
• Hanger alignment
• Faults / slipping gears / chain suck or jam
• Adjustment – Limit screws / B screw / cable tension 
• Cassette / derailleur compatibility

WHEELS / SPOKES / RIMS
• Rim types / theory
• Wheel truing
• Spoke types / spoke tension
• Spoke replacement
• Damage / repair

SHIFTERS / CABLES
• Cable routing & replacement
• Internal routing

BRAKES
• Problems – Brake seizure / fade / noise
• Brake bleeding
• Caliper alignment
• Pad replacement
• Rotor inspection / replacement

BARS / STEM / SEATPOST
• Grip installation
• Bolt torque
• Dropper posts
• Seatpost slipping / seizing

HEADSET
• Service and repair
• Removal and replacement

SUSPENSION
• Fork / shock theory
• Fork / shock setup
• Fork service – parts demo only
• Suspension linkages / bushes / bearings

PEDALS
• Removal and replacement

FRAME
• Damage and repair

TYRES AND TUBES
• Tubeless systems


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