What is the Park Tool School?

The Park Tool School is a hands-on maintenance and repair clinic written by Park Tool Co. and taught by our own Cytech qualified Master Technician.

Learn how your bike works, how to change a flat or overhaul your bike completely.

For detailed Park Tool School information, contact us with any questions that you may have and we’ll be more than happy to reply back to you asap.

We offer courses to suit any skill level from the basic beginner to the advanced cyclist and we are more than happy to tailor any course to meet any specific requirements that you may have.

You’ll be taught by Chris himself, and the courses are based on the Park Tools School Programme plus a few extra tips, where appropriate, that he has picked up from over 20 years in cycle maintenance.

Most cycle maintenance courses require The Park Big Blue Book of Bike Repairs (which is supplied at a discounted rate for all students) as it is easy to use, follow, full of pictures and is a great reference from the basic jobs up to the advanced level mechanic.

Below is a general selection of course types offered. Longer courses can be split into 3-4 hour sessions to suit individuals lifestyles. There is also a link direct to our website from within the Park Tool School website itself https://www.parktool.com/park-tool-school/park-tool-school-international-locations

Training overview

Training is delivered as a mix of lectures, demos and some hand on skills. The intermediate and advanced courses are the most hands on.

Students are encouraged to bring their own bike and any cycle tools that they might have. (Use of all appropriate workshop tools and bike stands are provided). This enables Chris to tailor the information to your own bike and advise on any future tools you might need post course.

To find out more or to make a booking, please email us at angleseybikerepairs@icloud.com or use the contact page on this website, together with a brief description of what you wish to cover and which course or area you are interested in.

Course participants also get 10% off any parts/tools purchased during a course.

£75.00

New Rider Maintenance course

Aimed at anyone new to cycling, who is seeking a solid foundation of understanding of how a bicycle works and how to look after the basics.

Wheel removal

Bike anatomy

Removal of tyre and tube from the rim

Inner tube inspection

Inner tube repair

Installation of tyre and tube onto a wheel

Wheel installation

Chain wear and damage

Chain cleaning

Chain lubrication

Rear sprocket inspection and cleaning

Index adjustment of rear derailleur only

Wheel wear, damage, repair

Brake pads-to-rim and pad-to-rotor inspection

Adjusting brake cable slack

Frame damage

2.5 hours

The quality of all student learning comes first, so if we get carried away and the course timing runs over a little, we're absolutely fine with that too.

£60.00

Wheel truing class schedule

For the confident mechanic seeking to maintain their own wheels at home.

Overview of wheel truing theory, truing procedures, lateral truing, radial truing, wheel cantering (dishing), spoke tension, replacing damaged or broken spokes, spoke selection, wheel damage and repair.

2 hours

The quality of all student learning comes first, so if we get carried away and the course timing runs over a little, we're absolutely fine with that too.

£100.00

Derailleur systems class schedule

Suitable for any rider wanting to have smooth efficient gears at all times. The course will be centred on the students own bike, but the main manufacturers will be touched upon too.

Cable systems, cable routing and housings, cable length optimisation, cable lubrication, shift levers, front and rear derailleur indexing, limit screw adjustments, derailleur capacity and sprocket selection, chain type selection, chain removal and installation, correct chain length, derailleur wear and service, driller hanger alignment and repair, troubleshooting derailleur systems.

3.5 hours

The quality of all student learning comes first, so if we get carried away and the course timing runs over a little, we're absolutely fine with that too.

£225.00

Novice Class Schedule

Aimed at the cycle enthusiast who seeks a deeper understanding of bike mechanics. No previous training is necessary.

Basic mechanical skills: tension and torque values, lubrication, thread-lockers and cleaners, diagnosing mechanical problems, tools and tool selection, home workshop set-up.

Tyres and inner tubes: rim strip selection, inner tube inspection and repair, tyre and inner tube sizing, wheel installation (front and rear), introduction to tubeless systems.

Rear sprockets: rear cassette removal. Freewheel removal and installation. Sprockets cleaning and inspection.

Basic introduction to Wheel truing: wheel truing overview, truing procedures (lateral), wheel wear, damage, repair.

Overview of pedals: Pedal removal, pedal installation, damage to crank pedal threads.

Overview of cranksets: crank wear, chainring wear damage.

Derailleur systems: front and rear derailleur indexing, limit screw adjustments, derailleur wear and service, troubleshooting derailleur systems.

Caliper disc brake systems: caliper types, disc brake rotors, mechanical disc brake systems, brake lever adjustment, calliper pad alignment and clearance.

Caliper rim brake systems: cable systems, brake levers, cable routing, cable hose length, selecting and installing brake pads, brake caliper adjustments

7.5 hours

The quality of all student learning comes first, so if we get carried away and the course timing runs over a little, we're absolutely fine with that too.