Bicycle Repairer  What They Do

Just the Facts

Bicycle Repairers Career Video

Repairs and services bicycles.

This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Installs and adjusts brakes and brake pads.
  • Helps customers select bicycles that fit their body sizes and intended bicycle uses.
  • Aligns wheels.
  • Assembles new bicycles.
  • Sells bicycles and accessories.
  • Installs, repairs, and replaces equipment or accessories, such as handlebars, stands, lights, and seats.
  • Installs new tires and tubes.
  • Installs and adjusts speed and gear mechanisms.
  • Cleans and lubricates bicycle parts.
  • Orders bicycle parts.

Insider Info

Dig into the details and check out what people in this job have to say about their work.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 20 lbs., sometimes up to 50 lbs. You might do a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Exposed to hazardous equipment such as saws, machinery, or vehicular traffic more than once a month
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Weekend work

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