Category: Bikes

Calendar of Events

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre hosts a full calendar of events all year round. Find the perfect course for you in Fashion, Furniture, Bikes, Education or Tours. If you would like to search our events by date please click here to view our calendar.

Event Date and Time:
2018 Calendar

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Rediscovery Centre

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Home Bicycle Maintenance Workshop

Event Description:
This full day workshop is broken into two sessions and it will take place on Saturday the 19th of October in the Rediscovery Centre.

Introduction to Home Bicycle Maintenance
This section of the workshop will show you what you’ll need at home to maintain and look after your bicycle. Full safety check of a bicycle, replacing a tyre & repairing a puncture. We will start with an overview of the: types of bicycles, parts of the bicycle, tools required, lubricants, cleaners how to do a safety check of a bicycle and we will finish off with hands on learning how to remove a wheel, repair a puncture and put the wheel back on correctly.

Intermediate Home Bicycle Maintenance
All you need to know about Maintaining and Servicing Brakes. Identify and repair common problems with their brakes cables, housing and pads. This section of the workshop provides a full overview of the different types of brakes, how to assess, maintain and replace brake pads, cables and housing.


* This course includes a light lunch at the Rediscovery Centre
* Minimum numbers required for workshop to take place
* Participants must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 19 October 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €60

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Four Week Bicycle Maintenance Workshop

Event Description:
This is a four week evening course for the beginner bike mechanic covering all of the most common repairs and maintenance areas in detail:

- Tyres: Identifying the size and type of tyre for your bike, correct tyre pressure, and how to remove and replace the tyre and tube on either wheel.
- Brakes: Fully stripping and rebuilding a cable-operated brake, including the brake pads and cable, from scratch and adjusting it to optimal performance.
- Chains: Breaking and reconnecting a chain as well as cleaning, lubricating, and identifying a worn chain and what type of chain is need for replacement.
- How to tune Gears: both front and rear gears, learning the function of each adjusting bolt and troubleshooting shifting issues.
- Other small adjustments and checks: tightening bearings in the wheels, bottom bracket, and headset; Adjusting saddle and handlebar positions; learning a full comprehensive method for checking the bike in full.

Participants will get hands-on experience working with each of these areas, giving them the skills to maintain their own bicycle, save money by replacing parts themselves, and extend the life of its components. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycle in order to become familiar with their particular parts and how they work.

Dates for this course are on Thursday the 24th of October and 7th, 14th and 21st of November (course does not take place on the 31st of October).

* Minimum numbers required for workshop to take place
* Participants must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 18:30 - Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 20:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €120

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Upcycled Christmas Bike Decorations Workshop

Event Description:
Bike parts can have more than just a practical use – they can be decorative too! Bring friends or family to this make-and-take workshop on the 30th of November, and craft unique Christmas decorations out of recycled bike parts for the tree and around the house. Use bits of gears, chains, wheels, and ball bearings to create ornaments big and small for the festive season that will have a great personal touch.

* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is six years old and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

* Minimum numbers required for workshop to take place.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 30 November 11:00 to 12:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €5

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