Gears courses




The holy grail of amateur mechanics is surely how to set up and index gears. In this course we’ll spend a whole three hours looking very closely at some of the smallest parts of the bike to understand what makes it shift. We’ll discuss variations in components, compatibility issues across brands, discuss ratios and tooth capacities and then have you set up and index both front and rear dérailleurs.

All courses are taught in very small groups with plenty of hands-on time. We will provide training bikes to work on so you don’t need to bring your own. This course follows on naturally from our Bike Basics or Home Mechanics course but you can start here if you already have a bit of experience working on bikes.


Cancellation details. If you have booked a place on a course and need to cancel or transfer to a later date, you can do so without charge by getting in touch and letting us know up to 7 days before the course. If your cancellation is later than this time a full refund cannot be issued unless we are able to fill the space.

Sometimes courses may be cancelled by us due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case a full refund will be issued or the booking re-arranged.