Repair Courses

Cyclesmith’s technicians offer Basic and Advanced bicycle repair courses to supplement your cycling knowledge. Dwayne and Josh are experts in repairing and maintaining bicycles. You'll learn the best ways to care for and fix problems on your road and mountain bikes using pro tools and procedures.

Basic Bike Repair Course

The Basic Clinic familiarizes you with the base knowledge a cyclist requires, such as flat tire repairs and trailside adjustment. As preventative maintenance is essential, the student learns to competently diagnose their bicycle and gain better insight into how a bicycle works. The course takes one evening, approximately 2-2.5 hours. There is a minumum 5 people and a maximum of 8 per course and one instructor.  The basic clinic includes:

  • Workspace setup
  • Tools and lubrication
  • Wheels, tires and tubes
  • Brakes and cables
  • Derailleur adjustment

Course fee: $35


December 4, 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

January 8, 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

March TBD.

Advanced Bike Repair Course

The Advanced Clinic is a complete bicycle overhaul. Bearing systems, wheel truing and brake and shifting systems are the major items covered. Each course is limited to 4 participants and is conducted over two days and approximately 9 hours of instruction.  There is a 1-4 instructor to student ratio. The advanced clinic includes the above topics, as well as:

  • Hands-on wheel truing
  • Bearing adjustment (headset, bottom bracket and hubs)
  • Hands-on brake adjustments (pads and cables)
  • Shifting system service(cable, indexing, limits, shifters, and cleaning)
  • Stem, bar and seatpost adjustment

Course fee: $180 (including the Park Tool book "The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair"). $90 deposit required to hold your spot.


January 28-29, 2018. This course is full.

February 11-12, 2018. 12-6 PM on Sunday, 6:15 PM to finish on Monday.

February 25-26, 2018. 12-6 PM on Sunday, 6:15 PM to finish on Monday.

March TBD.

Sign up options

Our sales staff can assist you in choosing which clinic is right for you. Drop by or call Dwayne 902-425-1756 and we will put your name on the list. You may email Dwayne as well, if you prefer.

We encourage prepayment to reserve your spot - either in person, or with your credit card over the phone.

We will call to confirm places before the course starts.