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Bicycle Mechanic - New!

Distance Learning Course Summary
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Limited Time Offer: Enroll in any one Stratford course for just $499.
Price : WAS $989.00
NOW: $499.00

Down Payment :
$20.00
Monthly Payment :
$31.93

Bicycle Mechanic - New!

NEW COURSE! Whether you love bicycling as a hobby or have an interest in working toward a career as a bicycle mechanic, Stratford's home study course is a convenient and affordable way to gain the knowledge you need to succeed.

This course is extremely comprehensive and covers all kinds of bikes, tools, and riding situations, and even has an entire section dedicated to starting a bicycle mechanic business of your own.

Bicycle mechanic careers are on the rise! The number of jobs is projected to increase by 29% through 2026 which is much faster than average. A bicycle mechanic salary can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment,and the specific duties performed.

Start learning more about becoming a bicycle mechanic with Stratford's course. Get access to your first module with just a low down payment!

Students who graduate from this course should be well prepared to make repairs on their own bikes, perform general bicycle maintenance, or to begin entry-level employment in a bike shop or department.

Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2018. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Laborhttps://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes493091.htm
Road Bikes and Cyclocross Bikes
• The Tools of the Trade
• Tools for on a Ride
• Pre-ride Inspections
• Basic Bicycle Maintenance
• Emergency Repair Techniques
• Chain Maintenance and Replacement
• Maintaining, Repairing and Replacing Cable-Actuated Shifting and Electronic Systems
• Tires: Inspection, Selection and Replacement
• Wheels: Maintenance, Repair and Installation
• Rim Brake and Disk Brake Maintenance and Repair
• Crank and Bottom Bracket Maintenance and Repair
• Repair and Servicing Stems
• Handlebars and Headsets
• Repair and Maintenance of Pedals
• Selection, Maintenance, and Repair of Saddles and Seatposts
• Wheelbuilding
• Spoke Patterns
• Weight Considerations
• Maintenance and Repair of Forks
• Selecting, Inspecting, Maintaining and Repairing Frames

Mountain Bikes
• Tools
• Pre-Ride Inspections
• Emergency Situations
• Chain Maintenance and Replacement
• Maintaining, Repairing and Replacing Cable-Actuated Shifting and Electronic Systems
• Tires: Inspection, Election and Replacement
• Wheels: Maintenance, Repair and Installation.
• Rim Brake and Disk Brake Maintenance and Repair
• Crank and Bottom Bracket Maintenance and Repair
• Repair and Servicing Stems
• Handlebars and Headsets
• Repair and Maintenance of Pedals
• Selection, Maintenance of Saddles and Seatposts
• Wheelbuilding
• Spoke Patterns
• Weight Considerations
• Bicycle Maintenance and Repair of Forks
• Selecting, Inspecting, Maintaining and Repairing Frames

Building Bikes and “Choppers”
• Basic Tools and Skills
• Workshop Safety
• Acquiring Raw Materials
• Welding Basics
• Planning and Designing Custom Bikes
• Dismantling Donor Bikes
• “Chopper” Bicycle Characteristics
• Building The Dirty Rat, Skyscraper, Highlander, Hammerhead & The Snow Bus
• Winterized Bicycles
• Design characteristics of Tall Bikes
• Building the Inverta-Bike and The Skycycle
• Designing Tandem Bikes
• Building the Mountain Tandem & Detachable Tandem
• Building Unicycles
• An Introduction to Recumbent Bicycles
• Building the Kool Kat, Coyote, Maraude, Trick Bicycles & the Sidewinder
• Finishing and Restoration

Starting a Bicycle Mechanic Business
• Vision
• Business Plans
• Business Structures
• Sole Proprietorships
• Partnerships
• LLC Structures
• Funding Sources
• Future Proofing Your Finances
• Budgeting, Cash Flow & Taxation
• Creating and Marketing Your Brand
• Building Brand Loyalty
• Marketing and Personal Branding
• Customer Service & Retention
• Hiring
• Outsourcing
Bicycle Mechanic Course