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Bicycle Fleet Maintenance Course

Class Length: 24 hours
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The course consists of hands-on repair and overhaul of the public safety bicycle and its components.  Topics include routine maintenance skills, component selection and replacement, wheel truing, and how to adjust or repair the most frequent problems with equipment that keep your patrol bikes off of the street.

Attendees will also learn proper record keeping for cost analysis and liability purposes and to create a periodic maintenance program for the fleet - essential for keeping down-time to a minimum.






Required Tool List

  • Bike Specific Tools
    • bicycle repair stand and wheel truing stand
    • axle cone wrenches (13-18mm)
    • headset wrenches: if your bike has a quill type stem, then 2 wrenches are need that are sized appropriately for your bike's headset and locking nut. If your bike has a threadless stem, then these are not necessary.
    • 15mm pedal wrench and spoke wrenches
    • bottom bracket cartridge tool, or spanner wrenches, as needed for your bike
    • "Y" socket wrench (8,9,10mm)
    • crank bolt wrench/socket or appropriate sized allen wrench
    • crank extractor (specific to your bottom bracket e.g., tapered or splined axle)
    • cable cutters and cable housing cutters
    • "3rd Hand" brake tool - only if your bike does not have linear pull (V-Brakes) brakes.
    • cassette lock ring remover socket
    • chain whip for removing cassettes
    • chain-ring nut wrench
    • drive chain rivet tool ("chain breaker")
    • Park Chain Checker or similar tool; or 12" steel ruler
    • tire levers (three or more)
    • chain scrubber (Chainmate or like model) and bio-degradable cleaner liquid
    • bicycle chain lube (quality brands: White Lightning, Finish Line, Pedros, Phil Wood)
    • bicycle grease (quality brands: F Line, P Wood, Park)
    • patches and glue
    • floor pump with gauge
  • Non Bike-specific Tools and Equipment
    • 2,3,4,5,6,8,10mm allen wrenches
    • metric combination (open and box ended) wrenches 5-17mm
    • 3/8" drive socket sets, metric and standard w/ratchet
    • adjustable wrenches (small, medium, and large)
    • 3 standard screwdrivers (small, medium, and large)
    • 2 Phillips screwdrivers (small, medium, and large)
    • 6" steel "pocket ruler" with standard and metric measure
    • pliers (regular, needle nose, and channel lock)
    • shop rags (cloth or disposable heavy paper)
    • brushes, solvent, and containers for cleaning parts
    • small plastic tub or bucket for cleaning parts

Optional (Recommended) Tools

  • torque wrench, measured in inch-pounds