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Bicycle Maintenance Course

Dara O'Neill


Your tutor Dara O’Neill has a wealth of knowledge to share with you on all things bikes. Dara grew up fixing bikes and is known locally as the “go to man” with regards to all things bike related. If Dara can’t fix it – it can’t be fixed! 

Course Outline

Bicycle Maintenance Course – Tailored for small groups 4 – 6 people max. The course runs over 4 weeks, Wednesday @ 7 – 9pm.

Example of what covered depends on the group:

  • The names and functions of parts on different types of bicycles
  • What to clean & what to lubricate
  • How to fix a punctures – removal, repair and wheel alignment
  • How to check your brakes, tyre pressure and bolt connections
  • How to make minor brake and gear adjustments tighten brakes and stop those squeaks /clicks
  • How to make comfort adjustments to suit you adjusting saddle and handlebar height
  • How to fix your brakes / replace cables and pads
  • How to fix your gears / replace cables and set front and rear derailleurs – different gear shifters
  • How to replace chain / gear block using chain tool and split link, threaded / unthreaded blocks
  • How to replace cranks and pedals