Park Tool School

The Park Tool School - Know One, Teach One Programme

The Park Tool School is a bicycle repair and maintenance course designed specifically for the home mechanic, taught by your very own professional mechanics! The method of instruction is a mixture of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on labs — plus we keep you caffeinated and/or well fed!

We follow curriculum outlined in Park Tool’s Big Blue Book of Repair, and starting this year, have really tailored it so that everyone can learn how to do their own basic repairs and preventive maintenance, based on your style of riding. Class size is limited to 3-10 students so that we can work closely with you during labs, and to ensure enough space and supplies for everyone.

We are not like other The Park Tool School around the world, we also run a programme called “Know One, Teach One” that been supported by Air Asia Foundation. Every Class you enroll will subsidized exact same class to under privileged group. It aims to build an inclusive and diverse cycling culture by bringing bicycle knowledge down to the community level and supporting disadvantaged groups to find work as bicycle mechanics. Hence they can provide Bicycle Repair service as source of income.

To put in simple word, You pay two seat for one seat you pay. One for you, the other for the Underprivileged Group

Objective;

  • Spread expert bicycle knowledge to the community to build an inclusive cycling culture
  • Grow the cycling ecosystem and encourage healthier lifestyles
  • Empower underprivileged youths with opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship
  • Establish Kuala Lumpur as an important checkpoint in the tour cycling route

Classes Offered:

Would you like to learn basic bike maintenance? If so, this class is for you! Join our New Rider Maintenance class for a 3 hour on basic bike maintenance. Bring your bike, and prepare for a hands-on experience that’ll leave you equipped with the knowledge necessary for taking care of your bike’s basic needs.

Topics covered:

  • Tire & Tube Service
  • Chains
  • Rear Sprockets
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Wheel Service
  • Brake Systems
  • Frame & Fork

This class is approximately a 10 hours course. The class content will be similar to a basic shop tune up. The class adjusts components, but students do not disassemble them. This class might be an option for someone who has tried some basic repairs. The student should have some familiarity with the topics presented but not necessarily have experience.

Topics covered:

  • Basic Mechanical Skills
  • Tires & Tubes
  • Rear Sprockets
  • Hubs
  • Wheel Truing
  • Pedals
  • Cranksets
  • Chains
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Caliper Disc Brake Systems
  • Caliper Rim Brake Systems
  • Handlebars, Stems, Saddles & Seatposts
  • Headsets
  • On-Ride Repairs

This course will be a minimum of 18 hours long. Students will overhaul the bicycle. For example, students pull apart hubs and headsets. You should expect some troubleshooting in this class. It will be impossible to anticipate all the mechanical problems you will run into. This class might attract someone who is always asking questions of of the shop staff. They may own several bikes or service their family and friend’s bikes. This person probably enjoys working with his or her hands.

Durations: 2 hours

Topics covered:

  • Basic Mechanical Skills
  • Tires & Tubes
  • Rear Sprockets
  • Hubs
  • On-Ride Repairs

Students will overhaul the bicycle. For example, students pull apart hubs and headsets. You should expect some troubleshooting in this class. It will be impossible to anticipate all the mechanical problems you will run into. This class might attract someone who is always asking questions of of the shop staff. They may own several bikes or service their family and friend’s bikes. This person probably enjoys working with his or her hands.

Durations: 3 hours 25 minutes

Topics covered:

  • Cranksets
  • Chains
  • Pedals

Students will overhaul the bicycle. For example, students pull apart hubs and headsets. You should expect some troubleshooting in this class. It will be impossible to anticipate all the mechanical problems you will run into. This class might attract someone who is always asking questions of of the shop staff. They may own several bikes or service their family and friend’s bikes. This person probably enjoys working with his or her hands.

Durations: 3 hours 45 minutes

Topics covered:

  • Caliper Disc Brake Systems
  • Caliper Rim Brake Systems

Students will overhaul the bicycle. For example, students pull apart hubs and headsets. You should expect some troubleshooting in this class. It will be impossible to anticipate all the mechanical problems you will run into. This class might attract someone who is always asking questions of of the shop staff. They may own several bikes or service their family and friend’s bikes. This person probably enjoys working with his or her hands.

Durations: 3 hours 35 minutes

Topics covered:

  • Derailleur Systems
  • Internal Gear System

This course will be a minimum of 18 hours long. Students will overhaul the bicycle. For example, students pull apart hubs and headsets. You should expect some troubleshooting in this class. It will be impossible to anticipate all the mechanical problems you will run into. This class might attract someone who is always asking questions of of the shop staff. They may own several bikes or service their family and friend’s bikes. This person probably enjoys working with his or her hands.

Topics covered:

  • Basic Mechanical Skills
  • Tires & Tubes
  • Rear Sprockets
  • Hubs
  • Wheel Truing
  • Pedals
  • Cranksets
  • Chains
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Internal Gear Systems
  • Caliper Disc Brake Systems
  • Caliper Rim Brake Systems
  • Handlebars, Stems, Saddles & Seatposts
  • Headsets
  • Frame & Fork
  • Suspension
  • On-Ride Repairs

This course will be a minimum of 18 hours long. Students will overhaul the bicycle. For example, students pull apart hubs and headsets. You should expect some troubleshooting in this class. It will be impossible to anticipate all the mechanical problems you will run into. This class might attract someone who is always asking questions of of the shop staff. They may own several bikes or service their family and friend’s bikes. This person probably enjoys working with his or her hands.

Topics covered:

  • Basic Mechanical Skills
  • Tires & Tubes
  • Rear Sprockets
  • Hubs
  • Wheel Truing
  • Pedals
  • Cranksets
  • Chains
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Internal Gear Systems
  • Caliper Disc Brake Systems
  • Caliper Rim Brake Systems
  • Handlebars, Stems, Saddles & Seatposts
  • Headsets
  • Frame & Fork
  • Suspension
  • On-Ride Repairs

This course will be a minimum of 18 hours long. Students will overhaul the bicycle. For example, students pull apart hubs and headsets. You should expect some troubleshooting in this class. It will be impossible to anticipate all the mechanical problems you will run into. This class might attract someone who is always asking questions of of the shop staff. They may own several bikes or service their family and friend’s bikes. This person probably enjoys working with his or her hands.

Topics covered:

  • Basic Mechanical Skills
  • Tires & Tubes
  • Rear Sprockets
  • Hubs
  • Wheel Truing
  • Pedals
  • Cranksets
  • Chains
  • Derailleur Systems
  • Internal Gear Systems
  • Caliper Disc Brake Systems
  • Caliper Rim Brake Systems
  • Handlebars, Stems, Saddles & Seatposts
  • Headsets
  • Frame & Fork
  • Suspension
  • On-Ride Repairs

Courses Offer:

Complete all advanced courses and receive PTS Master Mechanic certificate

Delivered by fully qualified mechanic trainers this course is designed to give a good grounding using proven methods by experienced teachers.  No previous experience of bicycle maintenance necessary, this is a practical course with all equipment and materials provided including lunch!

You will use our rims, hubs and spokes as well as tools throughout the course and will learn the core skills to build a standard 32 or 36 spoke wheel using the traditional three-cross spoke pattern. These core skills can then be used to practice and build your own wheels at home. We will provide advice on the tools and parts you will need after the course to equip your home workshop and fulfil your wheel building ambitions.

Course content:

  • Naming of parts and terminology of wheel building – learn your flanges from your nipples and gain an understanding of how everything works together to create something greater than the sum of its parts
  • Learn how to calculate spoke length – how rim depth and hub dimensions impact on spoke length and find useful on-line resources to help do the maths
  • Lace a three cross wheel – the core skill to building a standard wheel
  • True, tension and dish a wheel – how to look after your wheels to enable years of trouble-free service