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Bicycle Maintenance

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Price
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Offer ends 05 December 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
5 hours
Access to content
12 months
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
5 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Take matters of your bicycle into your own skilled hands while saving a fortune — be the master of bicycle repairs and maintenance at home/on the road! Stop wasting money on repair shops, take care of your bicycle with ease, and make extra money by repairing for others!

With expert-led learning materials, assessment, and professional certification from this Bicycle Maintenance course, you’ll forget to spend even a quid on simple repair works and preventative measures for your bicycle. Enrol today for a special discounted price to save money throughout the rest of your life.

This Bicycle Maintenance course will give you step-by-step guidance on how to care for and maintain each part. It covers the bicycle inspection process, replacements, cleaning procedures, and much more.

Throughout the course, you will develop your understanding of the inner mechanisms of a bicycle and the tools required to keep it in excellent condition. You’ll learn how the steering system works and how to adjust the headset, explore common tire issues, and understand how to fix a puncture and other basic bicycle maintenance procedures that will help you face the day-to-day obstacles and issues with your bicycle and fix them perfectly.

Highlights of the Bicycle Maintenance Course:

  • You’ll understand the different parts of a bicycle along with their mechanism and how to fix their common issues by yourself.
  • You’ll get familiar with the bicycle maintenance toolkit, learn the correct usage of each tool and save money on repair shop bills consequently!
  • You’ll know the ins and outs of conducting bicycle inspection and survey to find out structural damages and how to fix them using minimal cost and resources.
  • You’ll learn how to check the brakes, clean the chain, replace cables and wax the frame of any bicycle.
  • You’ll broaden your knowledge of the different types of bicycle tyres and tyre-related issues.
  • You’ll get to know how the steering system works and how to adjust the headset of any bicycle.
  • You’ll be equipped to keep your bicycle in the perfect condition and make sure it’s completely fit & safe to ride.
  • You’ll be able to provide bicycle repair & maintenance support/service to others and make extra money if you want.

CPD

5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive Bicycle Maintenance Course and broken it down into 12 manageable units which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of this skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This course is designed with the following modules:

Module 1: Know Your Bike

  • Know Your Bike
  • The Nuts and Bolts of the Bike
  • The Physics of Bike
  • The ‘M’Check
  • Things to Look Out for in the ‘M’ Check

Module 2: Must-Haves for Your Toolbox

Basic Tools

  • Allen Wrenches
  • Torque Wrench
  • Torx Wrenches
  • Other Wrenches
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Hacksaw
  • Side Cutter
  • Cable Cutter
  • Hammers
  • Dental Tool or Pick
  • Scissors
  • Pedal Wrench
  • Bottom Bracket Tool
  • Chain Tool
  • Cone Wrenches
  • Chain Wear Tool
  • Lockring Tool
  • Chainring Nut Tool
  • Chain Whip
  • Spoke Wrench

Advanced Tools

  • Tire Lever
  • Spare Tubes
  • Bike Stand
  • Headset Press
  • Floor Pump
  • Headset Cup Remover
  • Crown Race Setter and Remover
  • Dishing Tool
  • Spoke Tensiometer
  • Truing Stand
  • Derailleur Hanger Alignment Tool
  • Magic Thread Taps
  • BB30 and BB90 Bearing Remover
  • Bottom Bracket Tap

Module 3: Regular Bicycle Maintenance

Monthly Maintenance

  • Surveying the Bike for Structural Damage
  • Kicking the Tires
  • Cleaning the Bike
  • Giving the Bike a Lube Job
  • Tightening Up
  • Checking the Brakes
  • Examining the Chain, Cogs and Chainrings
  • Protecting the Saddle
  • Inspecting the Suspension

Annual Maintenance

  • Deep Cleaning the Chain
  • Truing the Wheels
  • Replacing Cables and Housing
  • Overhauling the Hubs
  • Overhauling the Headset
  • Overhauling the Pedals
  • Overhauling the Bottom Bracket
  • Cleaning the Rear Derailleur
  • Replacing the Brake Pads
  • Replacing the Handlebar Grips or Tape
  • Waxing the Frame
  • Checking the Accessories

Module 4: Tyre

  • Types of Tyres
  • Common Problems Related to Tyres
  • How to Repair a Flat Tyre
  • How to Replace a Flat Tyre
  • Care of the Tyre

Module 5: The Wheels

  • Common Problems Related to the Wheels
  • How to Replace a Wheel
  • Hub Care
  • How to Replace a Spoke
  • Care of the Wheels

Module 6: The Brakes

  • Common Problems Related to the Brakes
  • How to Adjust the brakes
  • How to Replace Brake Pads
  • How to Replace a Brake Cable
  • Care of the Brakes

Module 7: Saddles & Seat Posts

  • How to Replace a Saddle
  • How to Adjust a Saddle

Module 8: The Chain

  • Common Problems Related to the Chain
  • How to Replace the Chain
  • Care of the Chain

Module 9: The Steering System

  • Common Problems Related to the Headset
  • How to Adjust the Headset
  • How to Replace the Headset

Module 10: Gears

  • Common Problems Related to the Gears
  • How to Replace a Derailleur
  • How to Replace a Derailleur Cable
  • How to Replace a Gear Shifter

Module 11: Pedals and Drivetrain

  • Common Problems Related to Pedal and Drivetrain
  • How to Replace a Pedal
  • Care of Pedals
  • How to Replace a Crankset and Bottom Bracket
  • Care of the Drivetrain

Module 12: Suspension

  • Common Problems Related to Suspension
  • How to Adjust the suspension
  • How to Replace the Suspension

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who owns a bike and wants to learn how to maintain and care for it. It is also ideal for aspiring bike technicians and bicycle store assistants. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace. There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Requirements

The Bicycle Maintenance is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

On successful completion, you will have the practical skills and knowledge to maintain your bike in excellent condition to ensure a safe ride and fast track a career in the following professions:

  • Bike Technician
  • Bicycle Store Assitant
  • Bike Courier
  • Bike Mechanic

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