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Old 02-27-08, 11:59 PM   #1
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Barnett Bicycle???

anyone here been to Barnett's? anyone get certified? ive taken every class they have and loved it! i was just wondering if i have a fellow Barnett bum here?

also wondering if anyones been to United Bicycle in Oregon, i was interested in taking their classes? are they any good?
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Old 02-28-08, 08:12 AM   #2
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My company sent me there do take their advanced mechanic course as a refresher. I had a good time. What I found most interesting (aside from the riding I did) was that it was a great way to remember why I do things the way I do them. I also found out that there were a few things that I had been doing wrong, habitually, for years. I had to unlearn a few bad habits!
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I went to BBi in '98 when I was just getting started as a bike mechanic. Back then the class I took was called "The Elite Technicians Program". I loved it because it gave me confidence in what I knew. Prior to going I had to rely on the seasoned mechanics but they all had different answers or really bad answer.

I went back in '01 to get BSE Tech 1 and tech 2 certified.

I've heard good and bad things about UBI.
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