Is there anything quite so beautiful as a hand-built bicycle wheel? In this class you’ll learn the craft of wheel-building: calculating spoke length, lacing, tensioning, truing, and dishing a wheel.
You’ll get to put your knowledge into practice by building a wheel for the Co-op using our materials; or if you prefer, we might be able to help you source the parts to create your very own hand-crafted wheel which you can keep! Why not build yourself a dynamo wheel ready for those dark winter nights and say goodbye to bike light faff forever?
The course takes place over two 3-hour sessions. It’s a stand-alone class, so you don’t need previous experience to take part – although a sense of inner peace and tranquility helps!
£85 for 6 hours of teaching with an expert mechanic.
Next course: Weds 20th & 27th Sept, 5.45 – 8.45pm
In this fascinating 3-hour course, you’ll learn how the classic Sturmey-Archer AW-3 three-speed internal-gear hub works, as well as how to disassemble and service them. Our unique teaching atmosphere lets you explore the complex gearing system with your classmates, working together to understand how the many tiny components transfer pedalling into motion. All mechanical abilities welcome!
£35 for 3 hours of teaching with an expert mechanic!
You’ll be taking apart one of our Sturmey-Archer AW-3 hubs, so no need to bring your own. Course limited to 4 people!
Register your interest if you’re interested in this course, and we’ll aim to set one up!
Yes, we know many of you cottoned on ages ago to the many (mechanical) advantages of hydraulic disc brakes. Now you want to know what to do when they play up, so we’re putting on this awesome class to teach just that (let it not be said that we don’t move with the times). Mountain biker and cycle mechanic extraordinaire Jamie Smith will teach you how to diagnose problems, change pads and bleed your brakes. We like it if you can bring along a bike with hydraulic (that’s HYDRAULIC, not cable operated – got it?) disc brakes. But if you haven’t got the kit, don’t let that stop you, tell us in advance and you can usually borrow our demo stuff.
£35 for 3 hours of teaching with a (very) expert mechanic!
Drop us a line if you’re interested in taking this class using our contact form.