The bicycle industry is booming and there is a shortage of well-trained, experienced staff with a solid foundation in bicycle mechanics. In this intensive eleven-day, hands-on course, you will gain practical knowledge and experience with all major bicycle components, including: frames, bearings, drive trains and shifting and braking systems, on a variety of bicycle styles and vintages. Two days are devoted to the skilled craft of building bicycle wheels, including design and selection of components for specific uses. Other topics covered include selection and appropriate usage of task-specific tools, organizing and running the service shop, and bicycle sizing and fitting.You will return to your shop ready to confidently troubleshoot, repair, assemble and fit bicycles. The home mechanic will become a pro, and the bike shop pro will take his/her skills to a new level. Use of all shop supplies are included in the course fee. Class location is Winterborne Bicycles at 180 Southgate Drive, Unit 8, Guelph. For further information contact Winterborne at 905-975-5175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.