Bicycle repairers fix bicycles using hand tools.
Bicycle repairers work on both new and used bicycles. They repair and recondition used bikes to prepare them for sale. They also assemble new bikes that come from the factory.
Bicycle repairers talk to customers when they bring their bikes in for repair.
Bicycle repairers make simple repairs such as repairing holes in tire tubes. They also repair or replace parts, such as handlebars, lights, and seats. Bike repairers keep bikes tuned up. They make sure all the safety equipment such as reflector lights are working correctly.
Bicycle repairers also make complex repairs to gear mechanisms and bike frames. Repairers also take apart and reassemble axles to work on them. Mechanisms vary on different makes of bicycles, so repairers have to keep up with current models. Some bicycle mechanics specialize in building new bicycles.
Bicycle repairers use tools, such as:
- Wrenches and screwdrivers
- Bench grinders
- Frame straightening machines
- Torch and welding rods
- Truing machines
Some bicycle repairers also sell bikes in their shop. They advise customers about bikes and accessories and order new parts.