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NewMakeIt Mechanic Course: How to Preform a Bicycle Tune-Up Like a Pro

February 27 at 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

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In this hands-on and interactive course, participants will delve into the process of bicycle maintenance, gaining an understanding of the key components that contribute to a smooth and efficient ride. Whether you plan to use the knowledge to enrich your own cycling experience, or to fix someone else’s bicycle, this course will get you started on your journey to mastering the art of bicycle maintenance.

Bring your own bicycle, or work on one of ours and get acquainted with the various steps a professional bicycle mechanic would take to tune up a bicycle, including but not limited to:

  • Diagnosis of mechanical issues and worn-out parts
  • Cleaning
  • Wheel Truing and Spoke Tension
  • Parts Alignment and basic cockpit setup
  • Maintenance of bearings assemblies (bottom bracket, headset, hubs)
  • Checking and tightening nuts and bolts
  • Adjustment and preventative maintenance of common brake systems
  • Gear Adjustments
  • Adjusting air pressure in tires
  • Lubrication

By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the tools and procedures necessary to ensure a bicycle is in good and safe condition. With practice, which can be gained at your local cycling hub (like Newmarket Cycles) you will be able to perform bicycle tune-ups like a pro. Whether you’re a casual rider or a seasoned cyclist, this course is designed to empower you to elevate your cycling experience!

Prerequisites: No prior experience needed.

Equipment: Participants may bring their own bicycle and/or tools, but they are not required to. Please wear a shop apron or clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.


621 Timothy Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1R3 Canada