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3 hour Bicycle Tuning & Maintenance Courses

MARIBYRNONG

Riding a well tuned bicycle is easier than you think

Keep your bicycle well maintained & know how to fix the little issues that come up on your ride
Keep your bicycle gears & brakes tuned

BAM!

3 hour BYO bicycle short courses
Covering bicycle tuning & maintenance
Pick a course that suits your level or do both
Course 1: Maintenance & roadside fixes
Course 2: Learn the dark arts of  bicycle gear & brake tuning
Scroll down to see details,  dates & signup forms for both courses
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BYO Bicycle Course 1:
Bicycle Maintenance & Roadside Fixes

TOOLS & WORKSTANDS onsite.  All you need is you & your bike
Duration:
  3 hours
Cost:  $160
Location: 
151 Raleigh rd, Maribyrnong, Victoria (Yes, we’re still inside Kennards Self Storage)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5
Dates:  See form below
Contact Number:  0497 084 527

Topics Covered

  • Drivetrain: What is it & how’s it work?
  • Overview of gears, brakes & chain
  • Gears & chain maintenance
  • Changing tyres the right way
  • Safety checking the bicycle
  • Replacing brakepads
  • How to keep rolling when things go wrong

Booking Form
3 Hour Bicycle Maintenance Course
Maribyrnong

    Duration:  3 hours
    Cost:  $160
    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 the number in the field below.

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

    Voucher # (Please provide your gift voucher number here)

    BIKE DETAILS

    What type of bike are you bringing?

    Bike Brand

    Bike Model

    Any Specific Issues?

    Brakes

    Gear Brand

    Number Of Gears

    Terms & Conditions*


    Over 3 hours, we’ll guide you through the essential principles of bicycle safety & maintenance. Starting with an overview, we break down the intricacies of your bike 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

    BYO Bicycle Course 2: Tuning Bicycle Gears & Brakes

    TOOLS & WORKSTANDS onsite.  All you need is you & your bike
    Duration:
    3 hours
    Cost:  $180
    Location: 
    151 Raleigh rd, Maribyrnong, Victoria (Yes, we’re still inside Kennards Self Storage)
    Difficulty:  2 out of 5
    Dates:  See form below
    Contact Number:  0497 084 527

    Topics Covered

    • Understanding your drivetrain
    • Tuning your gears (Indexing & limiters)
    • Adjusting your brakes (rim & disc)
    • Replacing brakepads (rim & disc)
    • Aligning brake calipers & other brake adjustments
    • SRAM, Campagnolo, Shimano all covered
    • Electronic & mechanical

    Booking Form
    3 Hour Bicycle Gear & Brake Tuning Course
    Maribyrnong

      Duration:  3 hours
      Cost:  $180
      Difficulty:  2 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 the number in the field below.

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

      Voucher # (Please provide your gift voucher number here)

      BIKE DETAILS

      What type of bike are you bringing?

      Bike Brand

      Bike Model

      Any Specific Issues?

      Brakes

      Gear Brand

      Number Of Gears

      Terms & Conditions*


      With experienced professional trainers guiding you & designated workstands and tools at your disposal & you’ll immerse yourself in each step of the session, learning on your own bicycle.  You’ll gain  practical experience as you tune your own bike under expert instruction.  It’s dynamic & interactive. You’ll acquire valuable skills, keep your bike running like a dream…  & it’s great fun!

      Our courses cover
      SRAM, Campagnolo, Shimano, electronic & manual groupsets

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      Location:
      151 Raleigh Road
      Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
      Australia
      Phone Number:  0497084527

      There’s no signage for 1226BIKES at our Maribyrnong bicycle shop.  We are located on the 1st floor of Kennards Self Storage.  To visit us just head over to KSS, park in the the KSS carpark & give us a call on 0497 084 527  One of our team will come down & let you into the building

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      Andrew BrainAndrew Brain
      03:10 13 May 24
      For the non-mechanical person that I am, this course certainly gave me some tips and tricks into now not always having to take my bike to the shop... Well worth it and I recommend it.
      Dan LaushDan Laush
      12:41 15 Apr 24
      Took a great 3-hour bike maintenance class with Steve. Learned so much about how gears and brakes work. Hope to take more classes here in the future.Would only mention this is a foundational knowledge class. It prioritised teaching a full understanding of the mechanical workings of the bike but I'd been hoping for a bit more doing. Mostly exposition with interludes to experience adjusting the gears and brakes and checking the chain stretch. We watched him change a tire in the last 5 minutes but didn't do it ourselves, and patching a tire isn't covered.Steve was super knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions along the way. We moved between everyone's bikes looking at different types of brakes and gear sets.
      Peter McCreadyPeter McCready
      01:58 10 Apr 24
      It was very detailed and easy to follow I learned a lot about my bicycle very helpful thank you guys
      Stephen DavisonStephen Davison
      22:19 30 Mar 24
      Great course easy to follow and made simple by Steve
      Daniel SimonovskiDaniel Simonovski
      21:43 19 Mar 24
      Great beginner's maintenance course. Very friendly and helpful instructor. Definitely recommend.
      E AsE As
      08:56 20 Jan 24
      I should have done this course years ago. An absolute joy to be able to enjoy learning about bike care by bike lovers more concern ed about how you take care of the machine than selling you a product. Thanks very much.
      PhilPhil
      00:39 17 Sep 23
      Did the beginners maintenance course with Ben and Steve, learned a lot and really recommend this to anyone else who rides frequently, wants to understand more about bike mechanics, and is keen to be more self sufficient. Will be signing up for the more advanced training later on!
      Carl LethborgCarl Lethborg
      07:28 15 Aug 23
      Fantastic short course.Both Ben & Steve are very friendly, engaging and make everyone feel at ease.Very relaxed atmosphere and everyone felt comfortable to ask the dumb questions.Highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn some basic and not some basic mechanical knowledge about bike maintenance and component functionality.
      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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      Run by friendly, experienced & professional trainers with years of experience
      We know how to teach tuning & maintenance

      The Trainers

      Ben

      Ben

      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!

      Steve

      Steve

      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

      Be confident on your ride & have confidence in your ride!
      Our tuning & maintenance short courses are hands-on, practical & fun training sessions dsigned to keep you tuned & safe on your ride.  They’re chock full of handy tricks & “how-to’s” as we dive into the art of checking & diagnosing & resolving issues on your bike!  Pick your session, bring your bike & learn about cleaning, degreasing, lubing, changing tyres, removing wheels (& putting them back on again!), adjusting gears, brakes, & more

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