Details for Bicycle Repairers
Repair and service bicycles.
- Install and adjust speed and gear mechanisms.
- Assemble new bicycles.
- Install, repair, and replace equipment or accessories, such as handlebars, stands, lights, and seats.
- Align wheels.
- Disassemble axles to repair, adjust, and replace defective parts, using hand tools.
- Shape replacement parts, using bench grinders.
- Repair holes in tire tubes, using scrapers and patches.
- Weld broken or cracked frames together, using oxyacetylene torches and welding rods.
- Paint bicycle frames, using spray guns or brushes.
- Install and adjust brakes and brake pads.
- Help customers select bicycles that fit their body sizes and intended bicycle uses.
- Sell bicycles and accessories.
- Install new tires and tubes.
- Clean and lubricate bicycle parts.
- Order bicycle parts.
- Build wheels by cutting and threading new spokes.
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Education, training, experience
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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- Clerical -Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Sales and Marketing -Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Mathematics -Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Mechanical -Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.