INSTRUCTION

Learn how to work on your own bike.

Small class size to ensure you get the attention you want.

Want something specific? We do custom instruction.

NEW THIS FALL / WINTER

Overhaul Series - 5 Weeks

This course is designed for anyone with some mechanical experience who is looking to take their understanding of bicycle mechanics and function to the next level. We will systematically work through a tear-down, cleaning and rebuild of your bicycle including hub overhauls, wheel truing, brake bleeds, drivetrain cleaning, derailleur tuning and diagnostics, headset & bottom bracket bearing systems, and suspension* maintenance. As with all our mechanical instruction participants are encouraged to bring and work on their own bikes.

Any parts required over the duration of the course can be purchased in store at 10% off.

 

*please note that although the topic will discussed, this course will not include linkage-bearing replacement

Course Availability 

Instructor: Niceguy Geoff

Time: Sundays 5pm - 8pm 

Dates: November 6. 13, 20, 27 & December 4

Cost: $750 (5 weeks of learning)

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Ladies Only Mechanics Essentials

For the Ladies by the Ladies!  During this course we will walk you through a basic tune-up of your bike, introducing you to the function, installation and repair of all major mechanical systems. This is a great course for anyone looking to start their journey into bike mechanics, as well as for those looking to expand upon knowledge they already have. All participants are encouraged to bring and work on their own bikes (although we can provide a bike if needed!)

Consequently, topics covered may vary as each offering will be tailored to the specific interests and components of attendees. We will introduce you to the function of: wheels, derailleurs, brakes, drivetrains, bearings, and suspension. As with all courses, we hope to teach you the reasoning behind the methods allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the "why" rather than just the "how."

Course Availability 

Instructor: Dagný

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Dates: October 14

Cost: $150

Wheel Building 101 & 102

 Have you ever wondered about the mixture of science and art that is wheelbuilding? Have you dreamed of riding a set of wheels you built yourself? This instructional offering will answer these questions and more! Learn how to build strong and durable wheels with master wheelbuilder niceguy geoff as he walks you through his personal methods developed over decades of practice and thousands of wheels built.

Wheelbuilding 101 is intended as a stand-alone course in which we will walk through the lacing, tensioning and truing of one wheel. If you would like to build a pair of wheels, Wheelbuilding 102 is offered as a follow up lesson in which the second wheel will be built. This night will also include some more advanced ideas and techniques aimed at increasing your understanding of wheel building.

We are happy to facilitate components for this or you are welcome to BYO parts.  Please ensure this is done in advanced.

Course Availability 

Instructor: Niceguy Geoff

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Dates: November 24, 25

Cost: $150 per session

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Tubeless Setup

Learn how to change a tire, retape your rim and set your tires up tubeless. 

Tape and sealant included in the cost.  If you need valves or fresh rubber this is an additional cost (or BYO)  We're offering 30% off Maxxis tires for all participants and discounted sundries.

Course Availability 

Instructor: Andrew

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Dates: Oct 18, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6

Cost: $150

Trailside Repairs

When things go wrong on the side of the trail, would you know what to do?  Do you have the right tools in your pack to get yourself or your friend rolling again, so you at the very least, can get out. 

You'll spend the evening going over common repairs you may need to perform on the side of the trail and how to perform them.  Like all our courses this is hands on and we recommend bringing your own bike.

Course Availability 

Instructor: Dagný

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Dates: October 28

Cost: $150 per session

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GROUP CLASSES

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Bicycle Mechanics Essentials

During this seminar we will walk you through a basic tune-up of your bike, introducing you to the function, installation and repair of all major mechanical systems. This is a great course for anyone looking to start their journey into bike mechanics, as well as for those looking to expand upon knowledge they already have. All participants are encouraged to bring and work on their own bikes (although we can provide a bike if needed!)

Consequently, topics covered may vary as each offering will be tailored to the specific interests and components of attendees. We will introduce you to the function of: wheels, derailleurs, brakes, drivetrains, bearings, and suspension. As with all courses, we hope to teach you the reasoning behind the methods allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the "why" rather than just the "how."

Course Availability 

Instructor: Niceguy Geoff

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Dates: Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 11

Cost: $150

Suspension Essentials

This course is designed to introduce you to the basic function, set-up and maintenance and diagnostics of your bike's suspension. The focus will primarily be on fork lowers service - including fork removal, installation and tuning. Other topics covered will include linkage assessment and suspension set-up and tuning, As participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes we hope to teach you the reasoning behind the methods, giving you the confidence to apply what you've learned to real world applications.

Course Availability 

Instructor: Niceguy Geoff

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Dates: Oct 31, Nov 28, Dec 12

Cost: $150 per session

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Gears & Brakes Deep Dive

This offering will dive deeper into the function, installation, diagnostics, and repair of derailleurs and brakes. This course is intended to dive deeper into the concepts introduced in our "Bike Mechanic Essentials," so some previous mechanical experience and understanding is recommended - but not necessary. 

 

As with all courses we offer, participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes, and the content will be tailored to attendees interests and components.

Course Availability 

Instructor: Niceguy Geoff

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

Dates: Oct 24, Nov 21

Cost: $150

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PRIVATE & GROUP SESSION

Do you have something specific in mind not covered above? We can put together a custom instruction session for the specifics you would like to learn.  Just fill out the form below so we can get back to you with a customised session.

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