I'm curious how somebody earns the title of "Master Mechanic". There is no official certification process in the bicycle industry like there is for Welders, Electricians, Pumbers, Auto-Mechanics, Etc.. But I see on some business cards and read on certain websites about "Jim Jones - Master Mechanic".
Does passing the courses at UBI or Barnett make one a master mechanic?
Because I know several individuals that have completed a course that are not even employed in the bicycle industry, it was just a vacation they took.
Is there a number of years the individual needs to be professionally employed in the industry?
I know a few mechanics with 10+ years in the industry that can't replace a cable in modern grip shift or STi levers.
Is it just the mechanic with the most experience at the shop that is dubbed "Master Mechanic"?
What's the deal?