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Category: Mechanics

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CABS Program Waiting List created to support BAM program.

Training Demands Initiate Program Waiting List

With the high demand for bicycle mechanic training in Alberta, Centra Alberta Bicycle School (CABS) has opened a waiting list for prospective students.

Inspect Bicycle for cracks in frame. Here we see a crack the the head tube.

Inspect Bicycles: The cracked head-tube

What a Bicycle Assembly Mechanic May Encounter Not all new bicycles are perfect out of the box. In fact, manufacture defects can happen. It is part of the BAM certified bicycle assemblers job to inspect bicycles and spot these issues. The cracked head-tube revealed when the BAM inspects the bicycle. A great example is a…
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The Blind Hole: Bearing Pulling Made Easy

Not all wheel hub servicing is old school. Some present you with a blind hole. Many newer more expensive bicycles are build using hub assemblies requiring pressed-in bearings. These hubs can create an extraction challenge that will require you to go down the blind hole. By definition a “blind hole” refers to a hole that…
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Preventive Maintenance: Your First Emergency Road Repair

Riding a bicycle can be a risky endeavour, and long distance cycling tours add additional issues to the mix. Break-downs can not only thwart progress, it can actually cause injury and in certain conditions, worse. This is why the best emergency repair is preventive maintenance. Keeping your bicycle properly tuned yearly is one step. Conducting…
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Head Tube and Set Bearings

Methodology: A key to a more efficient bicycle shop service center

Being thorough does not always come with practice. Even seasoned bicycle mechanics make mistakes. Mistakes that can translate into customer injury, low customer satisfaction ratings, higher insurance costs, lower client traffic and ultimately reduced revenue. Organizational theory argues that to be efficient it requires service management to make decisions, yet this same management can impede…
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