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Bike Maintenance Class Series

Bike Maintenance Class Series

Ready to fine-tune your bike maintenance skills?

Our popular Bike Maintenance Class Series is currently not in session, but you can be the first to know when it will resume by clicking the button below. 

Class size is limited to 5 students and it consists of 7 sessions of 2 hours each. You’ll build a solid foundation on how all the parts of a bike work and how to do your own repairs. The classes are taught by a professionally certified mechanics at Full Cycle Bikes & Colorado Multisport.

NEW: the class now includes SRAM & Shimano brake bleeds!

Class Description

The goal of this 7-class course is to provide the skill set and knowledge requisite to perform a comprehensive bicycle tune up (NEW: now including Shimano & SRAM disc brake bleed!) and fully understand the concepts and tools employed therein. We will draw principally from the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair (BBB-4), but will present knowledge, experience and tricks obtained from many years working in a shop environment as well. The goal of the course is to cover all material required to perform our Bomber Tune level of bike service, and some more (disc brake bleeds!). 

When & Where

The next class dates are TBD. 

Class Cost & Refund Policy

The cost for all 7 sessions is $500. Tuition must be paid up front to secure reservation. Tuition is not refundable, but can be used as store credit. NEW: Attend BOTH Shimano & SRAM Brake Bleeds classes for an additional $100. 

Class Size

We will only have five spots this year to keep things personal and have opportunities for everyone to ask specifics about their bikes. 

Added Perks

Get a one-time 10% discount on all products at Full Cycle & Colorado Multisport (except bikes)!

Requirements

Students should have a basic understanding of bikes and how they work. Students may bring their own bikes to work on to address specific problems, but you will also work on house bikes. 

Session Course Material 

The following is a list of material we encourage all students to purchase:

  • Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair (BBB-4)
  • Pedro's L Hex Wrench Set (recommended upgrade: Wera 950/9 Hex-Plus SB L-Key Hex Wrench Set)
  • Park Tool Home Mechanic Pedal Wrench
  • Wera 467 TX HF 25 x 100mm T-Handle Torx Wrench

Introduction & Bicycle Basics

Session 1

Bike anatomy

Pedal installation & removal

Wheel installation & removal

Fix a flat

Basic tubeless repair

Inspection & Bike Settings

Session 2

Intro to tools

Torque values

Pre-tune inspection
(M-check)

Wheels

Session 3

Cassette installation & removal

Freewheel installation & removal

Wheel truing

Wheel installation & removal
(Rim & disc brakes)

Drivetrain

Session 4

Chain, cassette, chainrings, inspection

Chain removal & installation

Chainrings removal & installation

Bottom bracket inspection
(Not removal)

Shifting

Session 5

Shifting systems introduction

Shifter cables evaluation

Cable inspection & removal 

Front & rear derailleurs adjustment

Hanger adjustment

Shimano Brake Bleed

Session 6 (a)

Brake Pad Removal and Install

Cup Bleed and hydraulic fluid evaluation for Shimano Road and Mountain

Full Brake Fluid Flush

Brake cleaning and Pad bed in procedure

Caliper Adjustments and Basics of rotor Truing

Sram Brake Bleed

Session 6 (b)

Brake Pad Removal and Install

Caliper Bleed using Bleeding edge technology

Full Brake Fluid Flush and Replacement

Brake Cleaning and Pad Bed in Procedure

Caliper Adjustments and basics of rotor Truing

Final Touches

Session 7

Headset installation

Stem installation

Seatpost & saddle installation

Grips & handlebar tape installation