What's so great about learning anyway
C'mon, it's pretty obvious isn't it? Maintain your bike and your bike will maintain you!
At LBK we highly value education - knowledge is power, after all. Arming yourself with delicious knowledge about your bike will ensure that you and your bike will get on for years to come.
We have numerous classes to suit different levels of learners. If you're an absolute beginner, start with our Introduction to Maintenance class, where you'll learn the basics, and then be able to build upon that knowledge.
If you already know how to fix a puncture and are comfortable with tools (righty tighty / lefty loosey etc) then you can take our modular courses based on your bike or what you'd like to learn: Rim Brakes, Cable Disc Brakes, Gears & Drivetrain, Bearing Systems
Once you've got these under your belt, you're probably ready to take our Build Your Own Bike course, where you'll learn how to take apart a bike and put it back together, or build one from scratch. We also offer the highly popular Intro to Wheel Building class, and the newly introduced Build Your Own Wheel.
Intro to Maintenance
Our most popular class! If you don't know your spanner from your single speed, after you take our class, you will ;) We also cover puncture repair, THE most common pitfall when cycling in London.
Here's a lil secret: You actually don't need to know anything about bikes to build wheels. All you need is an interest in how to build one, and bucketloads of patience. It's a lot like knitting!
Build Your Own Bike
Advanced class alert! Once you've taken the requisite courses for the bike you want to build, plus our Bearing Systems class, you're ready to venture into the world of building your very own bike.