Learn the basics of bike maintenance and repair at bikeNOW Melbourne. Suitable for new riders or first time tinkers.
Taking a journey to learn something completely new or just refreshing your skills? These Beginner Classes will run you through four key main subjects and help you understand the basics of bike maintenance.
Soon you'll find the following video tutorials in this section
Every time you stick your leg over a bike, you should follow this comprehensive guide to ensure the bike is safe, secure and in good working order.
When is it time for a service? I'll explain some identifications to look out for, in knowing when it might be time to bring it in for service. Some are very easy to identify like 'bald tyres' or 'ticking clicking noises'. A sure safe way of keeping on top and knowing when it's time for a service, is by purchasing a chain checker and being shown how to use it. This tool identifies a wearing or worn out chain and not only will it save you money on components but it's a fair chance that if your chain is worn, so are other parts on your bike.
We all have to start somewhere and there's no better place to start than, the humble tube change. Swear words that would make your nanna blush, broken nails and the endless tears.. yeah we've all been there! haha I'll show you why you get punctures by quickly identify the causes, changing out a tube and how to prevent them in the future. I'll get you changing a tube like the pro's, in under a minute flat!
Aftercare maintenance and cleaning
What happens if i never clean my bike and leave it outside? You'll be able to see an orange rust glow from space by the time winter passses, that and all your parts will start falling off! Cleaning and maintenance is key to longevity on a bike that has a lot of intricate small parts. I'll show you Why, How and How To when it comes to bike aftercare, you don't have to bring it to us all the time when it comes to looking after you own bike. There is so much you can do from your own house and i'll show you what tools and products you will need to get the job done, quickly and efficiently.
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