UBI Mechanic Classes - Professional Repair and Shop Operation

Who Will Benefit:

  • Beginner Mechanics
  • Career Oriented Mechanics
  • Those Seeking Industry Certification



What You’ll Learn:

This is a comprehensive two week professional level course for students with limited bike shop experience. The goal of the class is to prepare students to work in a bicycle shop, or to perform professional level service at home. Great emphasis is placed on hands-on learning of all the component systems of the bicycle, as well as a study of the bicycle as a complete unit. The information presented is applicable to all types of bicycles. This course also provides a solid foundation on service department operations to understand and improve existing services or for those seeking to start their own business.

Some of the Mechanic Topics We Cover Include:

  • Repair Stand Use
  • Component Standards
  • Measuring Tools
  • Thread Specifications
  • Torque
  • Safety & Liability
  • Solvent & Lubricant Use
  • Bearing Theory
  • Bearing Inspection & Assessment
  • Conventional Bearings
  • Cartridge Bearings
  • Hub & Axle Sets
  • Crank Sets
  • Handlebars
  • Stems
  • Frame Preparation
  • Frame Construction
  • Frame Alignment
  • Basic Bicycle Fit
  • Frame Materials
  • Cutting Tools
  • Shop Tools
  • Bottom Brackets
  • Caliper and Linear Pull Brake Systems
  • Mechanical Disc Brake Systems
  • Hydraulic Brake Systems
  • Saddles & Seatposts
  • Chains
  • Wheel Building/Repair
  • Wheel Lacing
  • Wheel Tensioning
  • Wheel Truing
  • Headsets
  • Derailleur System Set-up
  • Derailleur System Troubleshooting
  • Derailleur Cable & Housing
  • Tube & Tire Repair
  • Tire/Rim Compatibility
  • Pedals
  • Chainline
  • Gearing
  • Freewheels & Freehubs
  • Basic Suspension Service and Setup

Some of the Shop Operation Topics Covered Include:

UBI Mechanic Classes - Professional Repair and Shop Operation

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Starting a Small Repair Shop
  • Start-Up Costs
  • Tool Selection
  • Service Department Operation
  • Customer Service
  • Service Writing
  • Labor Rates
  • Sources of Supply
  • Establishing Accounts

Tuition Information

The tuition cost for the two week Professional Repair and Shop Operation course is $2,550 plus a $150 registration fee is required with your signed class application.

Special Advanced Seminar Discounts Apply if Taking This Class!

Join the hundreds of previous students who have taken advantage of a great offer. We are presently offering an additional $100 discount off the Advanced Mechanics Week if you sign up for both the Professional Repair and Shop Operation Course and the Advanced Mechanic Seminar Week consecutively. This discount is in addition to our standard discount of $100 off our Advanced Mechanic Seminar Week if you take all three seminars. That’s a total savings of $200 off the Advanced Course, plus you can save on travel expenses by taking them both at once!

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