Unravelling the mysteries of bicycle mechanics. I explain the technologies of a bike in an easy to understand way. This involves lots of ‘hands on’ experience for you, working on your own bike. You supply the bike and I supply the tools, knowledge and support.
With my 35+ years experience, there aren’t many mechanical situations and problems I haven’t come across. This means I have so many tips and tricks to pass on, together with simple techniques of how to use a tool to achieve the best mechanical advantage and keep you safe from injury. No one likes sore knuckles!
Interested in training? Most training is bespoke to your needs. Click the button below and let me know what you need.
One to One Training
This is the most popular option. Whatever the topic you want to cover, however long you want the session to be.
The desired outcome of this training is to build confidence
Basic options can be…
- Removing and refitting wheels
- Tyre and tube replacement
- M Checks (bike health and safety checks)
- Checking for component wear
- Bike lubrication
Expand your skills with adjustments and replacing consumables
- Gear adjustments and Indexing (mechanical)
- Brake adjustments
- Headset adjustment
- Brake pad replacement
- Chain removal and refitting
- Cassette/Freewheel removal and refitting
- Using a torque wrench
Introduction to Wheel Building
For anyone who wants to demystify the secrets of the spoked wheel.
I can’t make you a wheel builder – that only comes with practice followed by more practice. But following this training, you will have built a wheel and you will understand the fundamental concepts of wheel building, including spoke tension, wheel dish and truing.
- Spoke type and guage
- Measuring effective rim diameter (ERD)
- Calculating spoke length
- Spoke Prep
- Lacing a standard 3 cross wheel
- Spoke tension
- Lateral and radial truing
- Wheel dish
- Spoke stress relieving