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COVID-19 and the 2021 school year for CABS

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a trying time for everyone and especially for businesses. Here at the Central Alberta Bike School, we struggled with the decision to continue into the 2021 season after having to shut down classes in the previous year. With so much misinformation out there regarding this virus it is important to…
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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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A Positive Attitude is Key for Success

For you to be successful at any worthy goal, it is important to recognize that you do not do it on your own. Simply put, you need good relationships to succeed. Developing a positive outlook is needed to create good results. A sales team, or any person along the process chain, has to create and…
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