Learn to effortlessly maintain your bike in a weekend

Brake maintenance

Some of the feedback I’ve been receiving from the first 50 people who tested the Bike Maintenance in a Weekend course has been amazing:

“What I especially liked was the mechanic was very soft spoken, easy to understand, and did not talk down, as you see in many YouTube videos. I just wish I had access to these videos years ago when I got into bicycle maintenance. Great course!” Steve, New York

“A lot of thought and effort will have gone into these videos with the view to answer pretty much all the questions anyone would have when taking on bike maintenance.” Javed

“Clearly explained and thorough enough for a novice to follow, without feeling that steps were being skipped. I think Tom from the London Bike Kitchen is the perfect person to front this maintenance course – he has a great manner: always clear without ever being patronising. I particularly loved the fact that I could easily browse the site and watch the videos using my iPad.  This is really handy for portability when performing the maintenance, but also great for lazing on the sofa and dipping in and out of the videos to learn something new.” Daniel

The course is now live and you can be one of the first people to get access:

http://maintenance.londoncyclist.co.uk/

Having the right instructor is the key element

The course is taught by Tom from the London Bike Kitchen.

Tom has taught hundreds of cyclists about bike maintenance before, and he knows the sort of questions people have and the best way to explain things.

This makes the 14 HD videos inside the course incredibly easy to follow, even to people such as myself, who look at a piece of IKEA furniture and rush to the kitchen to make a cup of tea instead.

We’ve also designed the course around the things that typically stop people from successfully maintaining their bike themselves.

We’ve included the M-Check, so you can quickly diagnose issues and check your bike is safe to ride. We’ve added instructions on how to maintain a bike, even if you don’t have a garage or a big garden. We’ve added details on a £20 set of tools you can get, that will allow you to complete 70% of the repairs we cover in the course.

Within minutes of joining the course, you’ll learn about the 2 quick things you can do, that will make you better than most cyclists at bike maintenance.

Found out more about what is included inside the course, by visiting our launch page:

http://maintenance.londoncyclist.co.uk/

See you inside!

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8 Responses to Learn to effortlessly maintain your bike in a weekend

  1. Big Softy 15/11/2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I can email you instructions to make tea if you need Andreas.

    • Andreas 15/11/2012 at 8:12 pm #

      Could it be for Moroccan tea?

  2. kellyman17 15/11/2012 at 9:58 pm #

    A no-brainer for me, only started reading the blog 2 months ago, have gone through the entire archive and have loved every second. I’m really tring to get into the bike maintenance, Im a student and we have no money. Thanks Andreas for taking me along for the ride so far.

    • Andreas 16/11/2012 at 10:54 am #

      You are very welcome – I hope you continue to enjoy the blog :-)

  3. Thomzinho 16/11/2012 at 11:08 am #

    Any way we could get a link to an example of the video just to have an idea. Tom is brilliant, so I have no fear it won’t be great, but would be nice to see what we’re investing in…

  4. Peter 18/11/2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Hello,

    I’ve signed-up but when I’m logged in none of the videos show up.

    Pete

  5. Eve 19/11/2012 at 9:44 am #

    Hi Andreas I was wondering if at some point you could add videos about maintaining a folding bike. I have an old Dahon (and love him to bits when he works) and it’s a slightly different beast to other bikes. For a start – the smaller Neos dérailleur needs to be adjusted in the opposite way. Then there is also the issue of maintaining the hinges and replacing them (I had to ask a friend to help me install a new main frame hinge after the old one broke), the folding pedals and slightly different headset set up.

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