Whether you ride regularly or occasionally, you don’t want to be caught out with a mechanical failure. Pedal Power ACT’s bike maintenance courses will give you the skills you need to get you and your bike out of trouble – and know when to call in the professionals!

Our Bike Basics course will give you the confidence to tackle basic roadside repairs and check your bike to make sure its safe before you ride.

Our intermediate courses are ideal for the budding home mechanic. We offer two different courses focusing on the various bike components including inspection, servicing and replacement of parts and the correct use of bike tools:

  • Course 1 – Gears ‘n Brakes
  • Course 2 – Cranks ‘n Hubs

Course Details


Sunday 16 June 8:30 am -12:30 pm Gears ‘n Brakes

Sunday 16 June 1.30 – 5.30 pm Bike Basics


Guide Hall, Clianthus St O’Connor

Dont forget to bring your bike with you to the session!


Bike Basics Members $40 / Non members $55

Gears ‘n Brakes / Cranks ‘n Hubs Members $45 / Non Members $60

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Bike Basics

You will learn:

  • How to repair a puncture
  • How to clean a chain
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Bicycle accessories
  • Tool kit essentials – what to carry when riding

Intermediate course 1 – Gears ‘n Brakes

We will work on and discuss:

  • Front and rear gears for mountain & road bikes
  • Inspection, adjustment and replacement of inner and outer cables
  • Bent and worn derailleurs and hangers
  • Worn chains and cassettes.
  • Brakes for both mountain and road bikes
  • Road callipers, V-brakes, cantilever brakes and mechanical disc brakes.
  • Inspection of brake cables for both inner and outer cables.
  • Brake mounting and cable adjustment
  • Pad inspection, adjustment and replacement.

Intermediate course 2 – Cranks ‘n Hubs 

We will work on and discuss:

  • Removal and replacing cranks
  • Types and sizes of bottom bracket
  • Removal and replacement of bottom bracket
  • Inspection for worn parts & damaged bearings
  • Opening up hubs
  • Inspection of hubs for damage
  • Regrease and adjustment of hubs
  • Removal and replacement of headset
  • Adjustment of headset



Pedal Power ACT membership

Pedal Power ACT is the largest cycling organisation in Australia’s Capital Territory.

We represent the interests of people who already ride bicycles and those who would like to.

We are all about supporting the community to be active and providing opportunities to do so.

Our rider's insurance covers members anytime they are on a bike, anywhere in the world - 24/7.

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