3 hour Bicycle Maintenance & Tuning Course

3 Hour Bicycle Maintenance Course

1226 BIKES  Bring Your Own Bicycle Maintenance & Tuning Course

Location:  151 Raleigh rd, Maribyrnong, Victoria (Yes, we’re still inside Kennards Self Storage)
Difficulty:  Between 1 & 2 out of 5
Dates:  See form below
Contact Number:  0497 084 527
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Friendly, experienced & professional bike mechanics with years of experience.  We know how to teach tuning & maitenance…  & we can prove it!

Over 200   5 ⭐ reviews on Google
65 000 followers on Facebook
100’s on Insta, YT, etc.

A 3 hour hands-on experience filled with handy tricks & “how-to’s” as we dive into the art of tuning, adjusting, and troubleshooting gears, brakes, and more.  If you have no knowledge, a little…  Or you need a brush-up on tuning… then this is for you!

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Over 3 hours we guide you through the essential principles of bicycle tuning & maintenance. Starting with an overview, we break down the intricacies of your bike’s drivetrain into easy-to-follow steps. Step one is introduced to the group as a whole, providing detailed instructions, before you embark on the rewarding journey of undertaking that step on your own bike with us guiding you every step of the way.  Return to the group, learn the next step, undertake on your own bike & return…  Rinse & repeat until completion.  You now know how to tune gears & brakes!  (& a heap of other stuff too)



It’s a dynamic & interactive learning experience. With designated workstands and tools at your disposal you’ll immerse yourself in each step, gaining practical experience as you go.  You now know how to tune any brand of gears & you’ve race tuned your bike!. You’ll not only acquire valuable skills but it’s great fun

After only 3 hours your bike will be tuned and ready to conquer any road or trail

    Duration:  3 hours
    Cost:  $110
    Difficulty:  1 out of 5

    *Mandatory Fields
    Which day are you booking for?*

    If you are purchasing a gift voucher please fill in the details of the recipient along with your email address. We will email you the gift voucher using the name provided. You can print out the voucher & give it to the recipient or email it to them. The receiver can just pick an upcoming date & pay using the voucher

    If you are redeeming your voucher please provide number in the field below

    Group bookings available. Please email sales@1226.bike or call 0497084527 for enquiries

    Voucher # (Please provide your gift voucher number here)


    What type of bike are you bringing?

    Bike Brand

    Bike Model

    Any Specific Issues?


    Gear Brand

    Number Of Gears

    Terms & Conditions*

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    The Trainers



    head mechanic

    The mountain bike guy. Bike builder & head mechanic at 1226. If Steve’s the stylist, Ben’s the executor. Modifications, conversions, complicated custom builds… Ben’s done it all…

    Because of the diversity of bikes we build, our customer base & years of training at the 1226 courses, there’s not much he hasn’t worked on or seen including your beautiful beast

    Whatever you bring Ben’s got you covered!



    Bike builder & stylist

    The road bike guy. Steve’s a bike builder & head stylist at 1226. If you’ve seen our Neo-Retro builds, our resto’s, our crazy MTB colourways Steve’s fingerprints all over them! He’s been building bikes for the last 12 years

    If you’ve ever tried to tune your gears with Youtube & couldn’t figure out any, most, or even some of what they were saying Steve will blow your mind! Even if you’ve never looked at the back end of your bike Steve’s got you covered

    What's Covered On The Day


    Crunching gears & annoying clicking begone! Our expert-led course will empower you with the knowledge to identify the source of those pesky sounds and equip you with the skills & confidence to fix them. Get ready to enjoy a smooth and silent cycling experience like never before!


    Discover the art of checking and adjusting your bike brakes for optimal performance. Learn the secrets to ensuring your brakes stop precisely when they should, without ever hindering your momentum when you need it most. Gain the confidence to conquer any terrain with brakes that perfectly balance safety and speed, putting you in full control of your bike


    Unlock the secrets of your bike's drivetrain components and master the art of maintenance for long-lasting performance and great savings! It's a skillset that will not only extend the lifespan of your bike but also save a significant amount of money on repairs and replacements. Join us today and become a savvy cyclist who rides with confidence and a fuller wallet!


    Unveil the secrets to swiftly removing and replacing your tyre while fixing a flat, saving you precious time and getting you back on the road in no time. No more pinches once you master the art of putting your tyre on without levers


    Learn the vitals to keep your rides both smooth & uneventful. You know the kind of stuff:  Chain measuring, cross chaining, headset checks, etc. etc.


    Our program is uniquely designed to adapt and evolve in real-time, ensuring that we address questions & topics that arise during the course. This let's us & the group adjust according to what style of bike & what style of rider come on the day!


    What you need for the 1226 BIKES Bicycle Maintenance Workshop ?

    Your Bike – Clean… but doesn’t need to be spotless…  No one wants to work with a bike caked in grease & mud

    Do I need any tools?

    All tools & workstands supplied by us for use during the course

    Do I need to have an understanding of bike mechanics before I come?

    No knowledge top intermediate level is fine for this course

    Will you cover my brand of gears/brakes/bike/etc.?

    We cover just about anything & everything

    Can I bring my electric bike?

    Yes, electric bikes are fine

    Can I bring the kids?

    The course is great for any age group

    Do you take group bookings?

    Yes, we do bookings for group of friends, schools, councils or any group size over 10. To register your interest please contact us


    Do you run the course on other days/locations?

    We run courses around Victoria.  Join the mailing list to get notifications of upcoming events in your area. If you can organise 10 or more riders please contact us with details (location and time) and we will confirm. 

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    Nicholas ZullNicholas Zull
    23:21 17 Nov 22
    I took the basic bike maintenance course. 3 packed-in hours looking at gears, brakes, cleaning, and general mechanics of a bicycle. This course is a must-do for anyone that wants to get the most out of their bike. Ben and Steve were amicable and knowledgeable. I strongly recommend them!
    Steven RankinSteven Rankin
    11:53 13 Nov 22
    Did the basic bicycle course this Saturday and didn’t know what to expect. Ben and Steve were great, made the entire experience well worth it. We had 9 people in my group, all from different cycle requirements. I knew very little about my road bike but found out plenty of useful information and got to do it on your own bike. Fitted a new chain as well. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to know a bit more about how to adjust parts in your bicycle. Going back for an advanced course.
    Garnet JohnsonGarnet Johnson
    07:33 29 Aug 22
    I attended the Bike Maintenance course run by 1226 Bikes on 27/8/22 and found it to be well conducted, educational, fun and inspiring. Presenters, Steve and Ben, shared the presenting and assisting with practical application of the lessons taught. They also made sure that they spoke in language appropriate to the knowledge and experience of participants. Whilst having knowledge far in excess of most participants, Steve and Ben, were not patronising and did not talk down to participants.I have no hesitation in recommending this course as a great introduction to maintaining bicycles.
    Naomi JohnsonNaomi Johnson
    21:50 28 Aug 22
    A brilliant beginners' bike maintenance course. I was going into the three-hour course with a VERY low base of knowledge (I cannot understate how ignorant I am) but Ben and Steve were incredibly patient, tailoring the delivery of information in such a way that I didn't get left behind, but without dragging the rest of the class down. They were kind and patient in providing me extra assistance in the practical component of the course and were incredibly affirming. I learned a lot and I actually now feel quite confident to manage any little niggles or issues which come up while I'm riding. I will definitely go back to 1226 Bikes for any servicing, maintenance or parts I need and can wholeheartedly recommend their expertise, knowledge, teaching and welcome. If you know even a little about bikes, or ride bikes at all, the course is great to do!
    Inderbir SinghInderbir Singh
    10:09 28 Aug 22
    Ben and Steve were welcoming, friendly, funny and knowledgeable. They answered all the questions I asked. They even replaced the chain and the rear gears on my bike without charging for the labour. Maximum of 10 people attend the class. It was great to see the diversity, some people were more knowledgeable than the others. In 3 hours lots of basic things like, cleaning chain, changing tyres, hydraulic brake pads, limiting gears, greasing, etc were covered. I will definitely be going again to learn the advanced course. Strongly recommend anyone to attend if you would like to be more confident when fixing your bike.
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