I throughly enjoyed the course and found it very useful.
The instructions and explanations were clear and the small group size helped. We could ask questions and seek help when needed. The patience and calm response of the instructor was encouraging and I was not afraid to ask silly questions as a result. As the group was small and cosy and with the right facilitation the environment was non-threatening.
The ready access to a whole range of tools was also useful and, for me, educational. On the whole I am more confident of fixing my bikes and changing components if necessary.
What I thought could be improved was to include more tips on how to make do without sophisticated and somewhat unheard of tools. For non-mechanics like myself we are unlikely to buy some of these tools. We are only likely to use them once or twice a year. The torque wrench with adapters seems like a good idea.
As for content, there was too much information packed into 12 hours. There could be some way of differentiating the info according to interest and need of each participant. Maybe the participants could be required to post their questions before the course?
On the whole though, I thought it was a weekend well spent. Both educational and enjoyable.
Michael Francis Jalleh