this is more for doing a safety check before a bike leaves the shop, but we only do this for in house builds. it could be modified though for a quick diagnosis by making a flow chart out of it. if i make one i will send it to the list.


On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Tim Potter <> wrote:

Iím about to start some staff training and Iím looking for materials for helping teach our staff how to better & more quickly diagnose bike problems as they come into the shop, both for more accurate estimating and for the mechanics to be able to more quickly do the proper (& complete) repairs.† Do any of you have anything like this already written up or know of something like this online that you can direct me to?

I tried browsing the Bike Collectives web site for such resources and only found a lot of broken links.

Many thanks in advance for anything you might have or know of,


Tim Potter
MSU Bikes Service Center
B10 Bessey Hall/ Michigan St. University
Along the N. River Trail, 300 ft. west of Farm Ln. Bridge
E. Lansing, MI 48824-1033

Ph: 517/432-3400
Fax: 517/432-2743

"Where there is a wheel there is a way."

Motto of the Good Roads Movement, early 1900s


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