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Basic Bike Maintenance

Basic Bike Maintenance

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Leeds Bike Mill

37 Mabgate Green

Leeds

LS9 7DS

United Kingdom

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This 2-hour basic bike maintenance class will cover a basic safety check, tyre & tube removal & replacement, simple adjustments & cleaning.

About this event

All participants must be 16+ to attend this course. If the attendee is between 16 and 18 and will not be accompanied by an adult, please contact us before you book.

This two-hour session is aimed at adults who would like to understand their bike a bit better. You don't need any previous experience of bike maintenance but if you do, that's fine too. We encourage you to bring your own bike along and we hope that by the end of the session you will feel more confident in keeping your bike running smoothly and safely.

Please be aware that two hours is a very limited amount of time and only allows for coverage of the basics!

We will be adding more dates soon, so please check back if you can't find a date and time that works for you.

Session content

M-check

The M-check is a simple way of making sure your bike is safe to ride by identifying any adjustments that are needed and repairs to be made. Together we will work through the M-check and carry out a couple of simple adjustments. The tutor will walk you through the check and you can carry it out on your own bike as we go along. We will also discuss when it’s best to get your bike seen by a professional.

Tyre and tube removal and replacement

We will discuss why punctures occur and how to avoid them. You will all have the opportunity to practise removing a wheel, removing the tube from the tyre and then putting it all back together again. We’ll share tips for getting tyres off and on again.

Cleaning

We’ll talk through where and when to clean and lubricate and what to use. The tutor will demonstrate how to check a chain for wear and how to clean the chain.

Covid-19

Please do not attend if you believe you have symptoms consistent with a respiratory infection.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can no longer attend (see 'Cancellations' below).

What to expect

This session will take place indoors inside the Leeds Bike Mill workshop.

We will provide nitrile gloves (or barrier cream if you’re unable to wear gloves) and aprons. Handwashing facilities are available. There is a toilet.

Please bring your own drink.

Access

Our workshop is on the first floor up a flight of stairs. The tutor will offer to carry your bike upstairs however if you have accessibility requirements that mean you would be unable to access a session on the first floor, please contact Leeds Bike Mill to let us know as we do have the option of booking a ground floor space to run a session in. This would need to be arranged in advance so please hold off booking a place until you have spoken to us.

There is some limited free car parking outside the workshop and payable parking in nearby streets. Check our website for help with directions.

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