Maintaining brakes and gears

In this maintenance course you’ll work on your own bike changing brake blocks, learning how to replace cables, gear limits and indexing.

To do this course you must be confident in using basic tools such as Allen keys and spanners.

Get in touch to find out the next course dates and to book.

Course cost: £25

Course contents: 

Bicycle Overview
  • Get to know your bike — check participants know the names of parts and what they do
  • Check that your bike is roadworthy
  • How different brake types work
  • Check brakes assessing wear
  • Adjust/change/align brake blocks/disc pads
  • Replace brake cables
  • The function of gears
  • Indexing gears
  • Setting gear limits
  • Replacing a rear gear cable