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Training

Beginner to Advanced Bicycle Repair Training and Accreditation

Ever wanted to learn how to perform basic maintenance on your bicycle?  Quick Cranks is excited to teach Ottawa the skills to repair bicycles from flat tires to full bicycle overhauls, we have the training package for you. Bike Repair Courses in Ottawa & Gatineau.

 

 

HANDS ON INSTRUCTION IN A PRO-BIKE SHOP.

Professional instruction to repair YOUR bikes.

Bring your bicycle to maximize our instruction and get comfortable performing maintenance on your bikes. 

Professional Tools

Learning with the best shop quality tools makes repair easy. 

A safe and fun atmosphere to learn and make mistakes!

With bike mechanics around you can make mistakes and we can fix it! We will be there every step of the way. Our training environment is free from discrimination and welcomes everyone.

Under 18?

Ages 12-16 must attend the class with a parent or guardian over 18.

Ages 16-18 require parental consent however may attend the course on their own.

Our novice course is perfect for students looking to start a job at a bike shop! We will teach you the skills to perform tune-ups and give you an edge on the job market.

Authorized Park Tool School

Basics - $79 - 3 Hours

Also known as New Rider Maintenance, this beginner course is perfect for cyclists who have little to no experience with bike repair. We will teach you how to use basic hand tools, bike anatomy and more.

  • Wheel removals and installations
  • Tire and Tube Replacements
  • Chain cleaning, inspection and lubrication
  • Minor shifting adjustments
  • Bike safety inspections
  • Brake adjustments and inspections

Current Course Dates:

  • 9:00am Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • 9:00am Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • 9:00am Sunday, November 6, 2022

 

Novice- $199 - 8 Hours

Want to take the next step in bicycle maintenance? Learn more advanced topics and skills including the use of bicycle specific tools. 

  • All of the Basics of Bikes Course
  • Brake Systems
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Wheel Truing
  • Torque Specifications
  • Bottom Bracket Systems
  • Pedal, Handlebar, Bar Tape replacements
  • Chain Systems

Current Course Dates

  • 9:00 am Saturday, October 8th, 2022 (3 spots left)
  • 9:00am Sunday, October 16, 2022
  • 9:00am Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • 9:00am Sunday, November 13, 2022

 

 

The Quick Cranks Professional Mechanic's Course - $1799 - 40 hours

This course runs 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday for 2 weekends in a row with a final exam taking place on the final day from 7-9PM. A total of 40 hours of hands-on instruction, an examination and a Bicycle Mechanics Certification that can be used towards employment at a bicycle shop, staff certifications, starting your own business or diving into an incredible hobby. The class size is capped at 6 and all materials are included; a copy of the BBB-4, rim + spokes for building, learning bikes, aprons, safety glasses & more. 

We are currently working with industry partners to bring this course to life. Some of the topics covered are listed below, we will update this page as we further develop the curriculum.

This course is being designed as a professional mechanics course and while there is no Canadian standard for curriculum, we are working to develop it.

  • Brake Systems
    • Hydraulics: installations, hose cutting, bleeds, brake pads
    • Mechanical: installations, cables, brake pads,
  • Drive-train Systems
    • Di2 & e-Tap adjustments, installations, configurations
    • Mechanical systems: installations, adjustments, cables, chains
  • Wheels
    • Wheel Building (you will be building your own wheel)
    • Radial, Lateral True and dishing.
    • Spoke Replacements
    • Hub Overhauls (sealed and loose bearings)
  • Torque Specifications
  • Bottom Bracket Systems
    • Replacements, Comparability, Diagnostics
    • Overhauls
  • Pedal, Handlebar, Bar Tape replacements
    • Compatibility, Replacements, Diagnostics
  • As we work with industry partners we will expand this list.

Current Course Dates

  • Our Proposed Dates are as follows
    • Sat & Sun November 12, 13, 19, 20

Interested? Email us at [email protected]

 

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Contact us!

Email us at [email protected]
Call us at 613-292-0800