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Old 12-21-01, 02:07 PM   #1
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Test your knowledge

go here and see how good a mechanic you are! I failed, I only got 70 percent.
http://members.aol.com/biketune/biketest.htm
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Old 12-21-01, 02:48 PM   #2
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Dude , I did it and got ................100 % 20 out of 20 ...... Don't you just hate me ...Hehehehe .... my certificate # is BT496-7007381-100.
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Old 12-21-01, 02:57 PM   #3
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Dude , I did it and got ................100 % 20 out of 20 ...... Don't you just hate me ...Hehehehe ....
LOL! I was suprised that I got a 70 actually. The questions I couldn't answer were about cones. I know nothing about cones.
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Old 12-21-01, 03:06 PM   #4
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I passed, 20/20, with certification #BT496-1562313-100. However, for quick release wheels, there actually was NO correct response option for question #11 -- correct bearing cone adjustment requires a small amount of free play, which then disappears when the QR skewer is clamped.

I particularly liked the part about breaking off the little knob to inflate a tube through a Presta valve. It reminds me of people who folded 5-1/4" floppy disks to fit them into 3-1/2" drives.
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Old 12-21-01, 05:24 PM   #5
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*sigh* I passed! 85%. I thought for sure I would fail since I only do the simple mechanical work on my bikes. I guess what I think is simple actually isn't that simple!

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I got a hundred percent!!!
But I think there's a lizard in my tire...
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Old 12-21-01, 06:13 PM   #7
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Well I actually got 100%, they spofed me with the handel bar stem thing I answred according to the old type stems, they had the aheadset type in mind.
So I didnt actually miss, they were not specfic on their Q.
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Old 12-21-01, 06:23 PM   #8
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Second time around, diffrent set of questions 100% positivly.
Go back and try it again they have diffrent sets of questions.
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I got 80..HA HA. My verification number is BT496-645982-80.
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I got 95%.

Of course, I got the paint question wrong because I answered that it is often (or can be, or might be, or whatever they said) hard to find replacement decals. I've been having a hard time finding replacement decals, but maybe that's just me.

Anyway, I think I deserve 100%, but I'm not going to sulk about it.

Well, not too much, anyway.
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Dam! My computer won't let me do it.
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85% -- I passed. I'm a little annoyed that i got some of those questions wrong, though... especially when I knew I was getting them wrong while I answered them.
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BT496-2658871-95

I am so humiliated. I actually missed one! I knew the right answer, just misunderstood the question. Won't say which one. No clues to those who haven't taken it yet.
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The one about the axle washers was a bit ambiguously written, but I got 100%
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I got them all right, but admittedly I got lucky on a few of them. Certification no. BT496-2537834-100. Can I get a night job with these credentials?
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I passed 100% Cert #BT-496-6907436-100...Glad to see it since I have built my last three bikes. I never really knew if I knew what I was doing or not...guess I do
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Fubar, hang your head in shame; I just started cycling in October, and even I got a 90% score!

I missed the "what is this tool" (never used it), and the one on the removal of the cotterless crank (I was kind of hoping there'd be a "remove the cotter pin" answer for the criminally stupid).
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