Bike Maintenance

Bike Maintenance Courses “One on One”
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to fix and maintain your bike Iconoclasses now offers maintenance courses with an experienced trainer of many years of practical experience, both in the workshop and on the road. I run short 2 hour courses for beginners.

The courses are “One on One”  with a practical hands on approach on your own bike.

Short courses are run by Iconoclasses in Halifax St. Adelaide CBD.
Cause 1)   General Maintenance & Puncture Repair

maintainence-2An introductory 2-hour course for beginners, which concentrates on tools, wheels, tyres and tubes. After you have completed this course, you will be able to change a tyre, repair a puncture and look after your wheels.
The course is run from 6:00-8:00pm on Monday nights at Iconoclasses in Halifax St. Adelaide CBD.

Cost ($80.00) This is by prior Booking, alternate nights available if acceptable by both parties.

The General Maintenance and Puncture Repair Course covers-

  • Workshop safety, and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Tools for this course
  • Tyre design and types, ISO & BSD/ETRTO & nominal sizes
  • Tyre pressures for different designs/sizes and conditions
  • Rim design and tyre bead design to suit
  • Rim-Tapes
  • Types of puncture, including – penetration, abrasion of tube, abrasion of tyre, impact/pinching, incorrect tube replacement.
  • Wheel removal techniques – brake disengagement, chain disengagement, quick release skewer operation, adjustment, wheel nut operation and maintenance.
  • Tyre lever technique and usage
  • Tube selection and replacement
  • Tyre seating & concentricity
  • Overview of brake surface and drive train (cassette, chainrings and chain) cleaning

Course 2)  Bicycle Brakes & Gears

maintainence-1A more advanced 2-hour course which concentrates on all aspects of brakes and gear systems including set-up and maintenance. On completion you will have a thorough understanding of how to use, adjust and maintain the gears and brakes on your bike. The course is run from 6:00-8:00pm on Monday nights at Iconoclasses in Halifax St. Adelaide CBD.

Cost ($80.00)  This is by prior Booking, alternate nights available if acceptable by both parties.

The Bicycles Gears and Brakes course covers –

  • Workshop safety, Personal Protective Equipment
  • Tools for this course
  • Faults in gear and braking systems – troubleshooting and diagnosis
  • Cable diagnosis, maintenance and repair – lubrication, cutting to size, seating of ferrules, stretching and tensioning. Brake cable vs. Gear cable; outer and inner cables
  • Brake pad diagnosis and replacement
  • Brake adjustment – tension screws, pad alignment, cable tension adjustment
  • Gear adjustment – derailleur swing limits: stop screw adjustment; cable tension adjustment
  • Gear shifter repair or replacement
  • Brake lever repair or replacement

All courses are provided by Iconoclasses at Halifax St. Adelaide CBD.