Skills Training Sessions

This winter we are going to run a series of skills sessions in house. It has been something we have been consistently asked for, and we finally have the capacity to offer some classes post covid. 

We have come up with two different sessions to build specific skills needed when out on adventures. These will be run twice through winter and spring and beyond to meet demand. Places are limited to 8 per class so all participants will get a chance for hands on practice and some one-on-one help.

Hosted by staff Mike and Cath, they will draw on their years of experience to give to you the skills you need to fix any problems you have with your bikes when you’re far from home.

The classes will be held outside in the (undercover) courtyard of Commuter Cycles, so please dress warm!

Trailside and roadside fixes: August 22nd & October 17th

Commuter Cycles 5:30pm, 8ppl max – $50 per person

A one hour session to learn basic bike repairs for common bike issues that happen while out riding. There will be both demonstrations and some hands-on practice on your own bike, so bring your own bike (and tools if you have them already!)

What we’ll cover:

– Demonstration on what to carry; Pump, Multi Tool, Spares etc.

– Demo and practice on your own bike; broken chain repair (chain link included in session cost).

– Demo of Broken spokes; what to do, what can you do?

– Demo of what to do with broken derailleur cable.

– Demo of what to do with a bent derailleur hanger.

Book your spot:

August 22nd: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trailside-and-roadside-fixes-tickets-625940263177

October 17th: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trailside-and-roadside-fixes-tickets-666646376257

Tubeless Tyre Repair: Tuesday July 18th and September 19th, Commuter Cycles 5:30pm, 8ppl max – $50 per person

Got tubeless tyres and worried (or curious) about what to do if you get a puncture?

This one hour session will cover the various ways to get you back up and rolling.

What we’ll cover:

– Demonstration of getting sealant to (hopefully) fix a puncture.

– Demo of adding sealant to a tubeless tyre.

– Demo and Practice of ‘plugging’ a damaged tubeless tyre, everyone can have a go on one of our tyres.

– Demo of ‘booting’ a tyre; badly damaged tubeless tyre and fitting tube.

– Sewing or super glueing in extreme cases

Book your spot:

July 18th: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tubeless-tyre-repair-tickets-625789622607

September 19th: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tubeless-tyre-repair-tickets-625940704497

Please get in touch if you have any questions, or wish to see other content covered in future workshops

2 comments

  1. Trailside and roadside fixes: August 22nd Is sold out, do you have another date on offer please

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Commuter Cycles acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Brunswick, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities in Australia.