Who We Are

We are the Irish Cycle Technician Training School based in Cabra, Dublin. We are professionally trained mechanics who simply love bicycles and teach bicycle maintenance and mechanics with a passion. We have many years of experience within the bike training with young adults, professionals and bike enthusiasts. We love to learn, teach and provide a modern workshop class environment that endeavours to help students get to grips with technical bicycle mechanics. 

 

Bicycle Maintenance Courses

We offer one day courses, City & Guilds qualifications and three hourly workshops for youths, individuals and businesses. We have a modern workshop with small classes ( up to 4) with trained bike mechanics with many years of training for all types of students. 

Certified Bike Mechanic Courses ( City & Guilds )

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Cycle Mechanics

A vocational qualification for people interested in working in the sector or for those that need an accredited qualification. This is a 10 class course.

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City & Guilds Certificate in Cycle Mechanics Level 2

Course outline:

Day 1: Induction and workshop rules, Health & Safety Procedures, British & European Standards for Bicycles. Repair a cycle puncture (rear wheel derailleur equipped bike).
Day 2: Remove and replace a cycle rim brake assembly ( V-brakes, canti and dual pivot and includes replacing cables) also cover basic setup of cable operated disc brakes and hydro disc brakes (but this is not assessed).
Day 3: Remove and replace a cycle gear systems (includes mechs, chain cassette/freewheel, chainset, cables and shifters.
Day 4: Remove and replace cycle hub bearings (loose and cartridge bearings).
Day 5: Remove and replace cycle bottom brackets and cranks (adjustable, cartridge and external). Facing and Chasing of Bottom Bracket Shells.
Day 6: Service Cycle Headset Assemblies, Facing and Reaming of the Headtube.
Day 7: Build a cycle wheel (teach theory and practice)
Day 8: Build a cycle wheel (recap theory, practice then assessment)
Day 9: Augment a cycle (fit accessories, carry out a systematic cycle check (M-Check
Day 10: Change a cycle frame (strip a bike to its bare frame and then rebuild)

 

Price: €800

Please note: a €300 deposit must be paid online before place can be confirmed. We do accept group discounts for bookings please email Sean at info@irishcycletechtraining.com for more.

When is the course on?

The course runs every Monday and Tuesday from 6pm-10pm for 5 weeks

Who is this course for?

This course is for individuals and groups who are interested in pursuing a career in bike mechanics and/or who are  enthusiastic about bike mechanics. This UK and Irish recognised certification has certified 1000s of students and has led the way for many in joining the cycle maintenance sector.

What will students get from this course?

  • Understanding the range of bikes on the market, their components and functions
  • Understanding Health and Safety and Irish and European standards
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Carry out a comprehensive bicycle check
  • Skills to diagnose, replace and repair on a range of bike types
  • Legislation in a cycle workshop environment (waste/hazardous materials/environmental sustainability aspects) Follow working practices and procedures
  • Record keeping and audits
  • Understand the sector and market skills

Groups & Schools:

We accept groups for courses for both adults and youths and have worked with community youth organisations such as Bradog Youth Services, along with Social Welfare recipients who are seeking professional training. If you are a group or organisation and require training outside of our bookings calendar please contact us on info@irishcycletechtraining.com or call 083 1537861.

Social Welfare Training Allowance:

This course is approved by the Social Welfare ‘Back To Work Allowance Scheme’. For more see their site or call your local SW office. As the bike industry in Ireland is flourishing there are opportunities within this field for certified bike mechanics. Here at ICTT we are happy to assist those on this work scheme in attaining a place on this course.

June 19, 2017
6:00 PM
Initial Deposit
€300.00
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Intermediate Course

Intermediate Course Outline

Maintenance – cleaning, lubrication and wear assessment of cables and chainMay06,2015-26

Lessons – Brakes, different types and how they operate,

                             (excl. Disc/hub brakes)

                             replace brake pads,

                             replace a brake cable,

                             adjust a brake.

             – Chains, splitting and joining a chain               

             – Gears, different types and how they operate,

                           (excl. Hub gears)

                           replacing a gear cable,

                           adjusting gears.

                             

Towards the end of the class we will recap and have time for Q&A.

*This course is not suitable for bicycles with hub brakes or hub gears.

What to expect from the Intermediate course? 

  • Learn how to recognise problems and preventative maintenance/adjustments 
  • Component parts and how they operate
  • What tools you’ll need to repair your bike at home and how to use them
  • Cleaning, lubricating and Intermediate repair techniques
  • Repair and servicing techniques concerning brakes, gears and chain
  • (note: puncture repair is covered in our Basic/ Introductory Maintenance Course.) 
  • Use of general and specialist tools. 
  • The confidence to keep your bike running day to day.
July 14, 2017
6:00 PM
Intermediate Course
€65.00
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Road Bike B.Y.O.B.

July 28, 2017
6:00 PM
Road Bike B.Y.O.B.
€70.00
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Basic/Introductory Course

Basic/Introductory Course Outline:

Tools – advice on selection, purchase and use of your basic tools

Bicycle Anatomy – a breakdown of your bike and it’s components

Riding position – adjustment of saddle, handlebar and controls

Maintenance – cleaning, lubrication and wear assessment of tyres, brake pads and rims

Lessons – How to repair a puncture,

                             replace brake pads,

                             adjust a brake.

Towards the end of the class we will recap and have time for Q&A.

*This course is not suitable for bicycles with hub brakes or hub gears.

What to expect from the Basic course?

  • A good foundation in bicycle basics
  • Component parts and how they operate
  • What tools you’ll need to repair your bike at home and how to use them
  • Learn how to adjust a bike to fit you
  • Cleaning, lubricating and Basic repair techniques
  • plus puncture repair and brake adjustment.

Advanced Course Outline 

Transmission – Assessing transmission problems, chain slip, worn chain and sprockets

Chains – assessing wear, splitting & joining a chain

Cassettes and freewheels – assessing wear and replacement

Pedals – Installation and removal

Cranks – Installation and removal

Bearings – Understanding bearings

Axle – Installation and removal

Hub bearings and cones – Installation, removal and adjustment

Bottom bracket bearings – Installation, removal and adjustment

Headset bearings – Installation, removal and adjustment

Wheels – Assessing wheel faults and Truing a buckled wheel

Towards the end of the class we will recap and have time for Q&A.

*This course is not suitable for bicycles with hub brakes or hub gears.

What to expect from the Advanced course? 

  • Learn how to recognise Advanced problems and repairs/maintenance
  • Carry out a selection of Advanced adjustments
  • Component parts and how they operate
  • What tools you’ll need to repair your bike at home and how to use them.
  • Cleaning, lubricating and Advanced repair/servicing techniques,
  • involving transmission, bearings and wheels.
  • Use of general and specialist tools. 
  • The confidence to keep your bike running long term.
July 07, 2017
6:00 PM
Basic/Introductory Course
€65.00
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Advanced Course

 

Advanced Course Outline 

Transmission – Assessing transmission problems, chain slip, worn chain and sprocketsMay06,2015-27

Chains – assessing wear, splitting & joining a chain

Cassettes and freewheels – assessing wear and replacement

Pedals – Installation and removal

Cranks – Installation and removal

Bearings – Understanding bearings

Axle – Installation and removal

Hub bearings and cones – Installation, removal and adjustment

Bottom bracket bearings – Installation, removal and adjustment

Headset bearings – Installation, removal and adjustment

Wheels – Assessing wheel faults and Truing a buckled wheel

Towards the end of the class we will recap and have time for Q&A.

*This course is not suitable for bicycles with hub brakes or hub gears.

What to expect from the Advanced course? 

  • Learn how to recognise Advanced problems and repairs/maintenance
  • Carry out a selection of Advanced adjustments
  • Component parts and how they operate
  • What tools you’ll need to repair your bike at home and how to use them.
  • Cleaning, lubricating and Advanced repair/servicing techniques,
  • involving transmission, bearings and wheels.
  • Use of general and specialist tools. 
  • The confidence to keep your bike running long term.
July 21, 2017
6:00 PM
Advanced Course
€75.00
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Mountain Bike B.Y.O.B.

August 04, 2017
6:00 PM
Mountain Bike B.Y.O.B.
€70.00
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