Bicycle Maintenance Courses

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fix your own bike? At Full Cycle, we offer maintenance courses that cover a variety of skills to enable you to tackle some of the more common mechanical problems you may run into as a cyclist.

Courses are run in our repair shop, with each student or pair of students occupying their own work stand with their own bike in front of them (please bring your own bike to work on!). Make your reservation now by clicking the Book Service Now button at the top of this page or by calling us at 613-741-2443.

This fall we are offering four different courses catering to a specific set of skills for either road or trail riders. Details, dates and times for each course can be found below:

 

Course #1 - Basic Road Side

Dates: Tuesday Oct. 30

Time: 6:30-7:30PM (60 minutes)

Course Fee: $30+ tax

This course covers:

  • What to bring with you on a ride
  • Assessing problems
  • Changing a flat
  • Taking wheels on and off
  • Adjusting brakes
  • Minor shifting adjustment
  • Headset adjustment
  • Changing pedals

Course #2 - Basic Trail Side

Dates: Tuesday Nov. 6

Time: 6:30-7:30PM (60 minutes)

Course Fee: $30+ tax

This course covers:

  • What to bring with you on a ride
  • Assessing problems
  • Basic suspension adjustment
  • Changing a flat and using a tire boot
  • Taking wheels on and off
  • Brake set up (positioning, reach and lever throw)
  • Explaining tire pressure
  • Basic shifting adjustment

 

 

Course #3 - Advanced Road

Dates: Tuesday Nov. 13

Time: 6:00-7:30PM (90 minutes)

Course Fee: $40+ tax

This course covers:

  • Spoke replacement
  • Wheel truing
  • Cleaning and adjusting headset
  • Cleaning bottom bracket
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Replacing cables
  • Shifting setup after replacing a cable
  • Brake setup after replacing a cable

 

 

 

 

Course #4 - Advanced Mountain

Dates: Tuesday Nov. 20, Tuesday Nov. 27

Time: 6:00-7:30PM (90 minutes)

Course Fee: $40+ tax

This course covers:

  • Tubeless setup
  • Spoke replacement
  • Cable replacement
  • Shifting setup after replacing a cable
  • Brake setup after replacing a cable
  • Cleaning and adjusting headset
  • Cleaning bottom bracket
  • Hydraulic brake bleeds
  • Choosing and installing disc brake pads
  • Suspension settings and what they mean for a ride