Nice article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/ny...york-city.html
If I understand the rules correctly, I can copy the text here because it is fully cited above.
Women With Wrenches
By JED LIPINSKI
ON most days, Katlyn Hershman can be found smeared with grease, plying her skills as a mechanic at Bike Works NYC, a shop on the Lower East Side. When she answers the store phone, though, all that toil and expertise can suddenly seem invisible.
“Guys automatically ask for the mechanic,” she said. “But I don’t really take it personally.”
Ms. Hershman, 25, has a loyal clientele of cyclists, both men and women. And she has the satisfaction of being one of a small but growing number of New York women making their mark in a trade that was a men-only preserve not so long ago.