How do I learn the basics of bike repair and maintenance?
When will REI start to offer in-store classes for bike repair/maintenance? I live in NYC a...Read more
That's awesome Tom! Barnett's is where all of our Certified and Master Technicians are trained. They are a top quality outfit. Have fun!
Enjoy your time at Barnett's. I had a great time there and really appreciated the value of their curriculum. They are great folks and so knowledgeable.
It was a great course! I have been tinkering with bikes for over 40 years, but there were a lot of gaps in my knowledge and technique. Barnett helped fill in those areas. I can now true and dish a wheel with authority and I learned about better techniques to make adjustments and repairs on bearings and components that I already knew a little about. Better technique, better efficiency, better quality workmanship - and a truly awesome manual.
And I got two offers of employment at bikeshops, even though being a bike-mechanic was something I was kinda reserving for retirement.