Bike maintenance course's Hampshire

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by sevans0579, 30 Jul 2012.

  1. sevans0579

    sevans0579 Regular

    Hi

    Does anybody know of any bike maintenance course i can do in the Hampshire area? it seems they are mostly around the London area.

    Many thanks
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Where in Hampshire? Google was fairly helpful. If you are in Southampton - look at http://www.rideride.co.uk/- some in mid Aug

    Tune Up - The essentials
    Cycling is freedom and independence, so why be dependent when it comes to punctures and gear indexing - In 2hrs you'll learn how to check over your bike, fix a puncture (with ease), tighten your brakes and set up your gears. Also meet some like minded people and have an enjoyable evening. - £30 For a limited time this course is being subsidised to £5 by Sustrans, email kirsty.morley@sustrans.org.uk to book your place.
    Strip & Rebuild - The whole lot
    Have you tried working on your bike only to find you need a component specific tool to get to what you're repairing? The best way to get clued up about your bike is to strip & rebuild it in a fully equipped workshop with a knowledgeable mechanic. - £130
    Straighten Up - Just the wheels
    Keep those wheels spinning for years to come; learn hub servicing and the art of wheel truing (removing a buckle). - £30

    Some links here http://walkandcycle.co.uk/hampshire/learning.php

    CTC a good bet http://www.nhampshirectc.org.uk/
     
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  3. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    If you're anywhere near Pompey, Velocity Bikes are an accredited Park Tool School. Not cheap (£120 a module) and I don't know when they're doing the next lot, but they're a good bunch that will give you the money's worth.
     
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  4. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    Location:
    Warrington
    I think there's one in Chandler's Ford that does apostrophe lessons too!

    Stu
     
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

  6. RaRa

    RaRa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Very helpful thread! I've been looking for ages for this kind of course - i'm now booked on one of the rideride Strip & Rebuild courses. Its sounds just the ticket.
     
  7. RaRa

    RaRa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Just in case anyone's interested - I completed the course over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I came away with the confidence to tackle a lot of my own maintainance. Would recommend the course to anyone who wants to start looking after their own bikes.
     
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