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Do you wish you had the knowledge and confidence to undertake basic repairs and maintenance on your bicycle?

Throughout its life, your bicycle undergoes a huge amount of strain and on occasion will require repairs and maintenance to ensure it is in perfect working order. 

Our Bicycle Maintenance course is the perfect introduction to the basic maintenance required to undertake work on your bicycle allowing you to save cash on expensive repairs. It explains fully how the components of your bicycle work and also educates you in the repair and maintenance of these various components.

Having basic maintenance and repair skills is crucial for bike enthusiasts - to help you better understand your bike but also to save you money.

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Basic Maintenance

  • Your bicycle explained
  • Toolbox essentials

Module 2: Tires

  • Tire types explained
  • Troubleshooting tire problems
  • Repairing a flat tire
  • Replacing a flat tire
  • Tire care

Module 3: Wheels

  • Troubleshooting wheel problems
  • Replacing a wheel
  • Hub care
  • Replacing a spoke
  • Wheel care

Module 4: Chain

  • Troubleshooting chain problems
  • Replacing your chain
  • Chain care

Module 5: Brakes

  • Troubleshooting brake problems
  • Adjusting the brakes
  • Replacing brake pads
  • Replacing a brake cable
  • Brake care

Module 6: Gears

  • Troubleshooting gear problems
  • Replacing a derailleur
  • Replacing a derailleur cable
  • Replacing a gear shifter

Module 7: Suspension

  • Troubleshooting suspension problems
  • Adjusting your suspension
  • Replacing your suspension

Module 8: Pedals And Drivetrain

  • Troubleshooting pedal and drivetrain problems
  • Replacing a pedal
  • Pedal care
  • Replacing a crankset and bottom bracket
  • Drivetrain care

Module 9: Steering

  • Troubleshooting headset problems
  • Adjusting the headset
  • Replacing the headset

Module 10: Saddle

  • Replacing a saddle
  • Adjusting a saddle

Career

This course if perfect for you if you want to:

  • Understand how the components of your bicycle work
  • Troubleshoot any problems with your bicycle
  • Undertake minor repairs to the many components of your bicycle
  • Maintain your bicycle to a high standard, minimising repairs required

Career path

After completing this course, you could:

  • Further explore a career working with, fixing, or selling bicycles
  • Help family and friends maintain their bikes
  • Ensure that your bike is properly maintained and safe to ride

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

Creator

Matthew Kimmel

Matt Kimmel is a professional educator and writer who specializes in writing about education, travel, personal health, business, and job training.

He lives in Danbury, CT with his wife, Catherine, with whom he loves to travel, read, and watch movies. As an English teacher, Matt enjoys introducing new material to his students, making it entertaining and accessible to all. It is this love of connecting with people that makes his writing unique and effective.

His experiences with his students, including a high population of ELL students, has prepared to adjust his instruction to engage students of all age-levels, skill-levels, and levels of English language acquisition. Matt brings all of these experiences to his writing to give it richness, depth, and authenticity.

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    About

    Do you wish you had the knowledge and confidence to undertake basic repairs and maintenance on your bicycle?

    Throughout its life, your bicycle undergoes a huge amount of strain and on occasion will require repairs and maintenance to ensure it is in perfect working order. 

    Our Bicycle Maintenance course is the perfect introduction to the basic maintenance required to undertake work on your bicycle allowing you to save cash on expensive repairs. It explains fully how the components of your bicycle work and also educates you in the repair and maintenance of these various components.

    Having basic maintenance and repair skills is crucial for bike enthusiasts - to help you better understand your bike but also to save you money.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Basic Maintenance

    • Your bicycle explained
    • Toolbox essentials

    Module 2: Tires

    • Tire types explained
    • Troubleshooting tire problems
    • Repairing a flat tire
    • Replacing a flat tire
    • Tire care

    Module 3: Wheels

    • Troubleshooting wheel problems
    • Replacing a wheel
    • Hub care
    • Replacing a spoke
    • Wheel care

    Module 4: Chain

    • Troubleshooting chain problems
    • Replacing your chain
    • Chain care

    Module 5: Brakes

    • Troubleshooting brake problems
    • Adjusting the brakes
    • Replacing brake pads
    • Replacing a brake cable
    • Brake care

    Module 6: Gears

    • Troubleshooting gear problems
    • Replacing a derailleur
    • Replacing a derailleur cable
    • Replacing a gear shifter

    Module 7: Suspension

    • Troubleshooting suspension problems
    • Adjusting your suspension
    • Replacing your suspension

    Module 8: Pedals And Drivetrain

    • Troubleshooting pedal and drivetrain problems
    • Replacing a pedal
    • Pedal care
    • Replacing a crankset and bottom bracket
    • Drivetrain care

    Module 9: Steering

    • Troubleshooting headset problems
    • Adjusting the headset
    • Replacing the headset

    Module 10: Saddle

    • Replacing a saddle
    • Adjusting a saddle

    Career

    This course if perfect for you if you want to:

    • Understand how the components of your bicycle work
    • Troubleshoot any problems with your bicycle
    • Undertake minor repairs to the many components of your bicycle
    • Maintain your bicycle to a high standard, minimising repairs required

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could:

    • Further explore a career working with, fixing, or selling bicycles
    • Help family and friends maintain their bikes
    • Ensure that your bike is properly maintained and safe to ride

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    Creator

    Matthew Kimmel

    Expertise:

    Matt Kimmel is a professional educator and writer who specializes in writing about education, travel, personal health, business, and job training.

    He lives in Danbury, CT with his wife, Catherine, with whom he loves to travel, read, and watch movies. As an English teacher, Matt enjoys introducing new material to his students, making it entertaining and accessible to all. It is this love of connecting with people that makes his writing unique and effective.

    His experiences with his students, including a high population of ELL students, has prepared to adjust his instruction to engage students of all age-levels, skill-levels, and levels of English language acquisition. Matt brings all of these experiences to his writing to give it richness, depth, and authenticity.

    9422 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited

    Accredited