Considering a Bicycle Repair Course?
Bicycle repair can be a great hobby to have and it is very easy to learn by doing a bicycle repair course. In addition, it could be a step in right direction to a career in bicycle repairing and bicycle maintenance. A bicycle repair course will suit you up with all the skills and knowledge that are required to perform the role. The good news is there are many bicycle repair courses currently available.
What is Bicycle Repair?
Those working in bicycle repair are often referred to as bicycle mechanics. Bicycle mechanics are mechanics who can perform a wide range of repairs on bicycles. Bicycle mechanics can be employed in various types of stores, ranging from large department stores to small local bike shops; cycling teams, or bicycle manufacturers.
What do Bicycle Mechanics do?
Working as a bicycle mechanic, you can expect to spend your days inspecting, assembling, taking apart, repairing and replacing parts on bicycles. They also assemble and maintain demonstration and rental bicycles. They update inventory, service orders, part orders and bicycle status logs. In addition, they conduct bike maintenance and work with customers to explain bike care. They also troubleshoot and test bicycles which ensures safety.
What Will I Learn?
Each course varies depending on the course provider and what it is that the course focuses on. However, there are some universal topics that you can expect to learn in just about any bicycle repair course. Therefore, you can expect to learn the names and functions of different parts on different bicycles. In addition, what to clean and what to lubricate, how to fix a puncture in regards to removal, repair and wheel alignment. You will also explore how to check your brakes, tyre pressure and bolt connects and how to make minor brake and gear adjustments, tighten brakes and stop these from squeaking or clicking.
In addition, how to fix your brakes, replace cables and pads and how to fix your gears and replace cables and set front and rear derailleurs. You will also explore how to replace the chain and gear block using chain tool and split link, threaded and unthreaded blocks. You can expect by completing the course to become proficient in puncture repair, brake and gear maintenance, lubrication, cycling efficiency skills and safety. If you would like to know exactly what your course covers, do not hesitate to get in touch with your course provider. They will be delighted to hear you are interested in the course and happy to help you answer your questions.
Alongside the roles mentioned above working in a variety of stores as a bicycle mechanic, you could also start your own bicycle repair and maintenance business.
If you’re serious about doing a bicycle repair course, check out courses near you in the Nightcourses.co.uk national course finder.