Repair yourself

Being an independent cyclist is to know the mechanics and function of your bike to be able to maintain and repair the human-powered two-wheeler.

The technical expertise at CyCLO is our raw material. We can repair your bikes but we also encourage you to do it yourself. So we offer modular evening courses and also Do It Yourself space at some of our workshops.

Evening modules: Learning more about bike mechanics

You ride your bike every day, but how well do you know it?  How is it built up? How to take care of it? How to diagnose technical problems? The CyCLO evening modules allow you to get a better overall understanding of your bike and how it works, while also learning how to use the necessary tools.

All modules cover both theory and practice, but are not designed as workshops. If you have a problem with your bike, it might not be possible to fix it right there and then. Those interested in this type of participatory workshop should check out Ateliers de la rue Voot or Cycloperativa.

Each module lasts 3 hours and accommodates up to 8 participants. The basic module does not require any prior knowledge. One module is organised every Tuesday (FR) and Wednesday (NL) evening, from 18:30 until 21:30, except during school holidays.

This evening course is supported by the city of Brussels.

Read more about the content of our different evening courses.

Module 1 : Introduction to bike mechanics (level 1)

FR :
Tuesday, September 5th 2017 - FULL
Tuesday, December 5th 2017

NL :
Wednesday, September 6th 2017
Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Module 2 : Introduction to bike mechanics (level 2)

FR :
Tuesday, September 19th 2017 - FULL
Tuesday, December 19th 2017

NL :
Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Wednesday, December 20th 2017

Module 3 : the brakes

FR:
Tuesday, October 3th 2017 - FULL

NL:
Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Module 4 : derailleur

FR:
Tuesday, October 17th 2017 - FULL

NL:
Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Module 5 : bearings

FR:
Tuesday, November 7th 2017 - FULL

NL:
Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Module 6 : wheels

FR:
Tuesday, November 21th 2017

NL:
Wednesday, November 22th 2017

€€€
The cost for each unit is 15€.
NEW: Residents of the city of Brussels (1000, 1020, 1120, 1130) get a 5€ discount.

WHERE TO FIND OUR EVENING COURSES?
Units are taught out of our Canal workshop, located at: Quai des Charbonnages 30-34, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean.

HOW TO ENROLL IN UPCOMING UNITS?
Stop by CyCLO’s workshop on Rue de Flandre, enroll in your preferred course and pay your enrollment fee.

 

Ateliers DIY

OPEN WORKSHOP CyCLO RUE DE FLANDRE

If you already know something about bicycle mechanics yourself, you are at the right place in the CyCLO workshop. There, you can use all necessary tools to repair your own bike. The open workshop takes places by appointment (02/513 95 55 or atelier@cyclo.org) from Wednesday to Friday (12 – 19 PM)

- Rules open workshop (FR)
- Price list

OPEN WORKSHOP BOCKSTAEL

In September 2014, we opened a new bicycle shop. Intending it to serve as a community center, we opened its doors to the entire neighborhood. Here you can find a professionally equipped and trained shop and staff, new and used parts for sale and basic bicycle repair classes. Stop by and learn, under the supervision of one of our trained mechanics, to repair your own bicycle. You will be charged for the parts you purchase. The CyCLO Bockstael Shop is open Wednesday through Friday, from 2:00-7:00PM, en Saterday from 1:00- 5:00 PM.
Learn how to repair your own bicycle!"

- Rules open workshop (FR)
- Price list

With the support of the City of Brussels