“Use the correct tool for the job, and use the tool correctly” – rule #94
The “off-season” gives us a chance to share some of what we
know with you. We offer three levels of servicing that you can take part in on
a 1-to-1 basis. In all three you’ll work side by side with one of our mechanics
and you’ll be free to ask as many questions as you’d like and get your hands
dirty – the best way to learn.
Courses will run in work hours on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s
and pre-booking is essential. Please contact our workshop to find out more or
book a course.
If you’re interested in a group booking please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We can accommodate up to six people at
a time in our workshop working across two stands with our mechanics. We’ll show
you the basics and how to check your bike for wear, along with basic gear,
headset and brake checks.
Basics Course £80
Our 1-to-1 Basics Course will
teach you about all those little things that you may be too scared to ask
about! We’ll help you understand jobs like changing a tube (and booting a tyre),
checking and indexing your gears, changing brake pads, replacing an inner
cable, checking for bearing wear and general bike cleaning. The course takes
two hours and includes a coffee and cake break on the house.
Intermediate Course £120
Our 1-to-1 Intermediate Course is ideal if you understand the basics and
you’d like to see exactly what we get up to in a Six-Monthly Service. We’ll
start by striping the drivetrain from the bike and showing you how to clean and
inspect it for wear and damage, before cleaning, adjusting and truing the
wheels. Then the frame gets a wash and the breaks get inspected, which gives us
time to replace pads or cables if needed. Finally we’ll re-build the bike
showing you some of the tricks to keep everything working in good order for
Six-months to come! This course takes up to four hours and includes a coffee
and cake break on the house.
Our 1-to-1 Velo-Works Course is
perfect if you’ve ever wanted to experience a-day-in-life-of-a-pro-mechanic!
We’ll spend approximately six hours rebuilding your faithful steed with you
covering just about everything you’d like to know. We strip the bike down and
inspect every part for wear and damage. All bearings are checked, re-greased or
replaced if necessary. We replace all inner cables and outers if necessary. The
wheels are adjusted and trued, before the entire bike gets rebuilt to our very
highest standards as usual. We’ll stop for lunch on the house and also the odd
coffee break to help keep your attention!
As well as helping suggest what
basic tools and cleaning kit you’ll need for each job we’ll give you a one-time
discount on the day. Any parts needed also qualify for a discount on the day.
All parts are chargeable as with our standard
servicing. We don’t cover suspension servicing and in the unlikely case that
work is likely to overrun it will be chargeable – you would, of course, be made
aware of this beforehand.