This is our most comprehensive mechanics course, covering all aspects of maintenance in detail and looking at all different systems.
To maintain standards, you must satisfactorily complete our Level 1, 2 and 3 courses. This will cost a very affordable £195. A further two six hour sessions will then be completed individually or in a small group of three or fewer.
You will then receive our Bike For Life Protech Level 4 award certificate and be recorded on our database as a passed mechanic. Cost £280.
We cover some of the following aspects in less detail on our Level 3 course. On Level 4 we will work through this list in more detail ensuring that you are able to perform these tasks confidently, aided by our patient, experienced and clear instruction.
01. Brake systems, caliper, linear, side pull, dual pivot and hydraulic. 02. Crank arm, installing and removing, square type, splined and cottered 03. Chain ring removal 04. Chains, the types of chain available, fitting, removing and getting the correct length 05. Chain alignment 06. Rear sprocket removal and fitting – screw-on and cassette 07. Bottom bracket removal and fitting, cartridge type 08. Bottom bracket removal and fitting, adjustable type 09. Hub servicing and adjustments 10. Headset servicing, A-Head and threaded 11. Headset replacement 12. Replacing spokes 13. Wheel truing and building 14. Gear systems, STI levers, twist grips, down tube, thumb levers and ‘Sturmey Archer’ 15. Front derailleur fitting 16. Rear derailleur fitting 17. Stems, handlebars and seat posts, types, fitting measuring and adjusting 18. Fitting accessories 19. Diagnosing problems – squeaks and creaks