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Category: Mechanics

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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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Barnett's Manual

Important Notice on Textbook Sourcing: QBP buys the BBI, Publisher of the Barnett’s Manual

CABS decides not to change recommended textbooks Although the publisher of the Barnett’s Manual was purchased in August, CABS will not change the recommended resource for students. “The Barnett Bicycle Institute was bought by Quality Bicycle Products,” stated Instructor Brian Hahn, “however we will still recommend that text for our courses.” BBI’s online store is…
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