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PBMA announces Interbike workshop schedule

Published July 23, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will present Tech Clinics again at this year's Interbike Expo in Reno. The association has also announced three education sessions focused on the current state of service in many shops.

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The three sessions are:

Masters at Work — Live Wheel Building Demonstration Tuesday Sept. 18, 2 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 19 10 a.m.

Join Boyd Johnson (Boyd Wheels) and Jude Gerace (Sugar Wheel Works) as they talk you though a wheel build in real time. Technique, process and method will vary between builders. These wheel masters walk you though their process, explaining what they are doing as they go; including helpful tips and tricks for any wheel builder. Attendees of this session will be entered to win one of two handbuilt wheelsets.

Technical Staff, Recruit, Retain, Compensate Tuesday Sept. 18, 10 a.m.

This panel discussion hosted by PBMA's president, James Stanfill and featuring panelists Win Allen (Wins Wheels), Nick Martin (The Pro's Closet), and Ron Sutphin (United Bicycle Institute) focuses on service staff compensation and ways to recruit and retain professional bicycle mechanics.

Suspension and Profitability Wednesday Sept. 19, 2 p.m.

Jeff Menown from United Bicycle Institute brings 30 years of experience and teaching excellence to talk about making money-servicing suspension in your shop. Is in house suspension service right for you and your shop? What tools and equipment are necessary? Where do you find the training necessary to become an expert? Jeff talks about all this and more.

Topics associated with this article: Interbike, Retailer education

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