Maintenance Class Series

Full Cycle Maintenance Class Series

Ready to fine-tune your bike maintenance skills?

The next session of our hands-on bike maintenance course is now open for registration! 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 the expert mechanics at Full Cycle and include a personal copy of the Park Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and a 15% discount on Park and Pedro’s tools for your personal collection.

Class Description 
Maintenance Class - James Keller

The goal of this course is to provide the skill set and knowledge requisite to perform a comprehensive bicycle tune up and fully understand the concepts and tools employed therein. We will draw principally from the Park Tool blue book (BBB-2), but will present knowledge, experience and tricks obtained from many years working in a shop environment as well. The Park book is included with the course fee. The goal of the course is to cover all material requisite to perform our “Maintenance Package” tune offered at the shop, and more. This tune includes the following services:

Session 1 – Introduction, Tools, Bicycle Evaluation

  • Instructor and student introduction
  • Class outline
  • Introduction to shop environment/tools, torque values (CH1)
  • Pre Tune Inspection/bicycle health assessment

Session 2 – Wheels

  • Wheel removal (CH2)
  • Removal and installation of Cassette or Freewheel (CH 3 & 4)
  • Hub adjustment
  • Wheel truing (CH 5)

Session 3 – Drivetrain

  • Pedal Removal, inspection, and installation
  • Crankset removal
  • Chainring removal, inspection, and installation
  • BB removal, inspection, and installation (bb shell inspection)
  • Crankset installation
  • Chain wear and proper lubrication
  • Chain removal
  • Chain sizing and installation

Session 4 – Shifters, Derailleurs, and Cables

  • Introduction to shifting systems
  • Cable inspection and removal
  • Cable and housing installation
  • Front derailleur
  • Rear derailleur hanger alignment
  • Rear derailleur adjustment

Session 5 – Brakes

  • Rim Brakes
  • Cable inspection and removal
  • Brake pad removal and installation
  • Caliper adjustment
  • Disc Brakes
  • System inspection
  • Pad removal and installation
  • Rotor removal, cleaning, and installation
  • Caliper alignment

Session 6 – Headsets, Stems, Saddles, Seatposts, and Final Touches

  • Headset overhaul
  • Headset adjustment
  • Stem installation
  • Seatpost and saddle installation
  • Test ride and final adjustments

You will also be given the skills to properly troubleshoot and “safety check” all component groups found on virtually all types of bicycles.

Class Includes: 

  • Maintenance Class - Park Tool Big Blue BookA personal copy of Park Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair. The Big Blue Book uses color photos andinstructions to clearly explain the topics covered in our class and over 100 more various repairs and maintenance tasks including servicing bearing assemblies, wheels, braking and shifting systems, adjusting components, and more!
  • A 15% discount on Park and Pedro’s tools for your personal collection – a great opportunity to get yourself a home repair stand or a tool set to keep your bikes up and running.
    – Use of a bike stand and a fully-stocked workbench
    -Upon class completion you receive a certificate you can hang over your home workbench for all to see!

Class Size: 6 student limit. 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 our house bikes.

Class Details and Registration

Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Full Cycle at 1795 Pearl St in Boulder
Cost: $350.  50% reservation required to reserve spot.  Deposit is only refundable if Full Cycle cancels the class due to small class size.  Remainder is due by September 28th.
Registration online or call Full Cycle to register: 303-440-1002.
Minimum class size is 3 students.  Full Cycle reserves the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students sign up.  You will be offered a full refund or new dates to consider should that happen.

Other Available Classes

Maintenance Class - Other Available Classes

Specialty Classes: these classes are limited to 4 students and will focus on one specific area of the bike. They are technical classes based around topics such as suspension, wheels, brakes, drive trains. Each class will be 3 hours long and held at our Pearl Street location. These classes are great for the student who would like to build their own wheels, tune and rebuild their suspension forks or bleed their own disc brakes. The classes are $250 plus any parts you may use or need. For more information or to schedule a class, contact

1 on 1 Session: These sessions are available to you at any time during the year during or after business hours. Take advantage of our mechanic’s knowledge and schedule private time with them to work on your bike with an experienced professional. You will have all their tools and knowledge at your fingertips for $60 per hour. Available at all three locations. For more information or to schedule a class, please contact us.


What Do People Have To Say?

"Completed the bicycle maintenance course at Full Cycle in Boulder, CO. Led by James Keller, it was an awesome class with a good group of people. The staff at Full Cycle was also great to chat with, very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks everyone!"