Bicycle Mechanics - UBI - bikeschool.com?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
06-28-02, 04:54 PM
Does anyone have expirence with UBI? I have a few weeks of paid vacation time i need to use this summer. Looking to take there intro week long course. (http://www.bikeschool.com/intro.htm).
06-28-02, 05:37 PM
For $495, you could buy a pretty decent MTB for experimental purposes rather than spending it on a class. I bet you already know how to do most of that stuff anyway:D
06-28-02, 06:45 PM
Actualy, i just talked to my manager, and work would actualy pay for the class. I have 88hrs of paid time off, so the 2 week course would be a bit better. I think i'm going to go for it. I'll end up paying ~$300 for travel, rent and food... not too bad.
06-28-02, 07:25 PM
A few years ago, I received as a retirement gift the two week UBI course. It was terrific. The staff is superb. I'll use forever the things that I learned there. Don't pass it up. John
06-28-02, 07:27 PM
Good to know, did you have any prior technical knowledge before attending UBI?
06-28-02, 07:37 PM
Joe. Not much. I had been doing much of the maintenance work on my bikes, but I certainly wasn't a mechanic. John
06-28-02, 08:03 PM
UBI sounds like a great way to spend a vacation. Go for it!
I took the 2 week course there a few years ago. I learned a few new things and few better ways to do some others. The staff is great. The town is great. The riding is great. You get the Idea right?
06-28-02, 08:31 PM
Thanks John & Kevin, this sounds like the course for me. I do simple maintence, and have no problems adjusting breaks, derailleurs, changing cassetts and cables... but i wouldnt dare work on anyone elses bike but my own.
Originally posted by Joe Gardner
I do simple maintence, and have no problems adjusting breaks, derailleurs, changing cassetts and cables... but i wouldnt dare work on anyone elses bike but my own.
Does this mean you're quitting your day, er, night job? :D
I considered doing this a few years ago when I was unemployed. Let us know how you like the course.
We'll try not to destroy BF while you're gone. ;)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.