Novice

Curriculum/Timetables

The Novice Class runs approx. 7 hours and is $125.00 plus $27.55 for book.

  Minutes Teaching Style
BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE  
 Welcome15  Lecture
 Threaded Fastener Tension & Torque 5 Lecture
 Lubrication, Thread Lockers & Cleaners  Reading
 Diagnosing Mechanical Problems 

 Reading

 Tools and Tool Selection  Reading
 Repair Stands  Reading
 Home Shop Set Up  Reading
 Maintenance Schedule 5 Lecture
TIRES & TUBES  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Removing Wheels 5 Lecture
 Removing Tire and Tube from Rim10 Demo & Lab
 Inspecting the Inner Tube 5 Lecture
 Inspecting the Tire 5 Lecture
 Rim Strip 5 Reading
 Repairing Inner Tubes10 Demo
 Pre-Glued Patch Repair  Reading
 Repairing Inner Tubes with Self-Vulcanizing Patches 

 Included with Repairing Tubes

 Inner Tube Sealants  Reading
 Tire Liners
 Reading
 Temporary Relief of Tire with Tire Boot  Reading
 Inner Tube Valves 5 Lecture
 Tire & Tube Sizing  Reading
 Installing Tire & Tube on Wheel10 Demo & Lab
 Installing Wheels on Bike10 Demo & Lab
 Tubeless Systems 5 Lecture
 REAR SPROCKETS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Cassette Sprocket Removal & Installation 5 Demo
 Freewheel Sprocket Removal & Installation  Included with Cassette
 Rear Sprocket Inspection & Cleaning10 Demo & Lab
WHEEL TRUING  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Truing Procedures 5 Lecture
 Lateral Truing10 Demo
 Radial Truing
 Reading
 Wheel Centering (Dishing)
 Reading
 Spoke Tension
 Reading
 Replacing Broken or Damaged Spokes
 Reading
 Wheel Wear, Damage and Repair 10 Lecture
PEDALS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Pedal Removal 5 Demo & Lab
 Pedal Installation 5 Demo & Lab
CRANKETS

 Overview 5 Lecture
 Crank Removal (3 Piece Cranks)10 Demo
 External Bearing Crankset Systems10 Demo
 Bottom Bracket Bearing System 5 Lecture
 Cartridge Bottom Brackets10 Demo & Lab
 Adjustable Bottom Brackets
 Reading
 Chainrings
 Reading
 Chainring Replacement
 Reading
 Chainring Wear & Damage
 Lecture
CHAINS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Chain Sizing for Derailleur Bikes10 Demo & Lab
 Shimano Chain Service with Replacement Rivet 5 Demo
 Campagnolo 10-Speed Chain
 Reading
 Chain with Master-links 5 Lecture
 Chain with Reusable Rivet
 Reading
 New Chain Installation on Derailleur Bikes
 Reading
 Tight Link Repair 5 Lecture
 Sizing & Tension Adjustment: 2 Sprocket Bikes
 Reading
 Tension - 2 Sprocket Bikes w/out Tension Idler Device
 Reading
 Tension Using Idler Chain Tension Device
 Reading
 Tension: Eccentric Bottom Bracket on Tandem/Single Speeds
 Reading
 Chain Wear & Damage 5 Lecture
 Chain Cleaning 5 Demo
 Chain Lubrication10 Demo & Lab
DERAILLEUR SYSTEMS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Cable System 5 Lecture
 Cable Housing Length
 Reading
 Cable Lubrication
 Reading
 Shift Levers
 Reading
 Front Derailleur10 Demo
 Height Adjustment
 Included w/Demo Above
 Rotational Angle Adjustment
 Included w/Demo Above
 Limit Screw Adjustment10 Demo & Lab
 Index Adjustment (3 Chainring Bikes)10 Demo
 Index Adjustment (2 Chainring Bikes)
 Included w/Demo Above
 Front Derailleur Performance
 Reading
 Rear Derailleur 5 Lecture
 Derailleur Capacity & Maximum Sprocket Size
 Reading
 Derailleur Cable Attachment
 Reading
 Limit Screw Adjustment10 Demo & Lab
 B-Screw Adjustment
 Reading
 Index Adjustment15 Demo & Lab
 Chainline
 Reading
 Derailleur Hanger Alignment & Repair
 Reading
 Derailleur Wear & Service
 Reading
 Troubleshooting
 Reading
CALIPER DISC BRAKE SYSTEMS

 Overview 5 Lecture
 Caliper Types 5 Lecture
 Rotors
 Reading
 Hydraulic Brake Levers
 Reading
 Hydraulic Disc Calipers
 Reading
 Hydraulic Brake Caliper Adjustment10 Demo
 Mechanical Disc Calipers10 Demo
 Brake Lever
 Reading
 Caliper Pad Alignment & Clearance
 Reading
 Avid Mechanical Brake
 Reading
RIM CALIPER BRAKE SYSTEMS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Brake Levers 5 Lecture
 Cable System
 Included with Levers
 Cable Lubrication
 Reading
 Cable Housing Length
 Included with Levers
 Caliper Brakes20 Demo & Lab
 Brake Pads  Included in Lab Above
 Cantilever Caliper Adjustment  Included in Lab Above
 Linear Pull Caliper Adjustment  Included in Lab Above
 Dual Pivot Caliper Adjustment  Included in Lab Above
 Side Pull Caliper Adjustment
 Included in Lab Above
HANDLEBARS, STEMS, SEATS & SEATPOSTS  
 Overview 5 Lecture
 Upright Bars 5 Lecture
 Drop Style Handlebars (road bars)
 Included with Bars
 Stems 5 Lecture
 Quill Stems
 Included with Stems
 Threadless Stems
 Included with Stems
 Saddles 5 Reading
 Seat Post   Reading
FRAME & FORK

 Overview
 Reading
 Component Parts of the Frame
 Reading
 Frame Construction and Service
 Reading
SUSPENSION

 Overview 5 Lecture
 Spring Types 5 Lecture
 Shocks
 Reading
 Suspension Linkages
 Reading
 Service & Tuning
 Reading
ON-RIDE REPAIRS

 Overview
 Reading
 Repair Procedures
 Reading
BIKE WASH

 Procedures
 Reading