With the world of cycling, and associated businesses, seemingly on an upward and high growth projection over the next few years, the reliance of users to use bike servicing services is sure to be a focal point for many bike shops. High quality servicing and personalised bike fitting services seem to be a real focus for many shops at the moment - secondary to actual bike sales of course.
Many shops now offer some resemblance of a gold, silver and bronze type service offering which allows the user to pick and choose the level of servicing they can financially afford and/or require. The services themselves can be quite pricey but, much like car servicing, bike servicing is one of those facets of cycling that not many people have much knowledge about above and beyond changing a flat tyre or maybe a chain etc. This then creates a price point that people are willing to pay - especially if the mechanic is an absolute weapon, very thorough and knows your bike inside out.
I have the utmost respect for bike mechanics and admire their ability to diagnose and repair bikes. It’s a skill that I’d really like to develop. The question that I have is, where is the best place/resource/course to learn bike mechanic skills?
Has anyone gone out on a limb to perhaps quite there job and work in a bike shop for a few years to learn the craft of bike mechanics from a knowledgeable mechanic?