Course Content


The Home Mechanic Course is a full day course on a Saturday in April – final date to be confirmed.

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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