Cycling in Adelaide is on the rise. Not only is cycling often the quickest way to travel, it is also fun, free, and great for your health and the environment! But uh oh, you’ve got a flat! What do you do? Come along to learn some basic bike repairs and maintenance skills that will have you back in the saddle in no time. You’ll save heaps of money too.
This workshop will cover the basics of bike repair and maintenance, starting with fixing a puncture and moving on to brake and gear adjustments. Time permitting we will also learn to recognise signs of wear and identify when something can be fixed or needs replacing. There will be general workshop tips and Q&A too! So stop paying bike shops $30 to fix a flat when you can do it yourself for $1 and give yourself over to get a little bit greasy. Bring your bike but don’t wear your Sunday best. You won’t get covered in grease but if you do get any on your clothes it won’t want to wash out!
*Disclaimer: you won’t be able to fix up all your bike’s problems in the class and if you can’t bring your bike down don’t worry – we’ll be working in groups to learn the tricks so that we can go home and apply them to our own rides.
Michele Primaro and Steve Nash are bicycle mechanics with over 50 years combined experience. Together they have won the Tour down Under in 2004 as Team Manager and team Mechanic, have worked on 15 Herald Sun Tours (Australia’s 2nd biggest cycling tour behind Tour Down Under), either as mechanics or neutral spares and have worked on all Tour Down Under events 1999.
Questions about the class? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The featured image is borrowed and edited, with thanks, from Camille King under a Creative Commons license.