Bicycle Mechanic Wanted

 

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This Mechanic position requires a minimum of 1 year’s experience in a professional bicycle service department, with advanced diagnostic and productive mechanical skills. Strong sales and customer service orientation is a must as well as the ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment. Applicants must be proficient in repair/assembling new as well older and vintage bicycles quickly, competently, and creatively for service and resale.

We are a fun, welcoming, and very diverse group of men and women that enjoy working together in a supportive, positive environment. Take a look at our blog and website to see what we’re about. If you like what you see, email your resume and let us know why you’d be a good fit for our unique shop.

Pedal Revolution is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pedal Revolution is a 22 year old non-profit community-focused bicycle shop in the Mission District of San Francisco. The shop is a social enterprise that seeks to transform the lives of at-risk youth by providing work experience to young people who are taking a step to improve their lives through our internship training program.

Position Responsibilities:

-Time-efficient and professional bicycle repairs, new and used bicycle assemblies, bicycle and accessory sales, and service writing.

-Quickly diagnose, estimate, repair, and troubleshoot in a fast paced shop environment.

-Utilize a POS system for all sales and service transactions and service writing.

-Weekend work shifts are required.

-Strong and motivated sales ability with regard to new bikes, refurbished bikes, and bicycle accessories.

-Experience working in a group. Strong written and communication skills, ability to multi-task, display positive and courteous communication habits.

-An enthusiastic, positive attitude and maintains patience under pressure at all times.

-Suspension and Hydraulic diagnostics and repair is a plus.

-Experience working with youth and/or teaching is a plus.

Feel free to visit the shop to check it out and drop off a resume or send it attached in an email. No phone calls please.

Compensation: Competitive and dependent on experience. Full-Time employees receive full benefits: Health,vision, dental, and 13 annual days paid vacation time in the first year.

Van Dessel Cyclocross 56cm @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bicycle Update

Today’s new addition in the Pedal Rev refurbished bike rack is this interesting-looking Van Dessel.  It’s been nicely set up for general-purpose cyclocross duty, with a single-chainring setup and some Kenda ‘cross tires.  Also has new WTB saddle and Salsa handlebars.

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New Shimano Deore rear derailleur and 11/32 cassette.  Note that horizontal dropouts allow single speed use it desired. 

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Chianti-colored bar tape!!!!

 

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Set up with a single right-side 9-spd. bar end shifter.

 

This Van Dessel should be a good fit for somebody about 5’9″ to 5’11”.  Come check it out today!!

$625

Univega 53cm Town-Style @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bicycle Update

Several weeks ago we had a customer come by the bike shop to donate an old Univega that dated back to her college days.  She hoped that we would make use of it, and we assured her as much.  It’s the objective of this post to show the process we go through to refurbish good-quality older bicycles here at Pedal Rev.

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The Univega as it looked when it arrived: old and definitely pretty tired.

To be a reliable and comfortable bicycle for the next rider, this Univega really needed everything.  This started with removing all components from the frame and determining which parts could be re-used.

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Though it might have stopped the bike well enough in the 1980’s, this old Dia-Compe brake caliper isn’t really up for tackling San Francisco hills.  Note extensive rust on spokes as well

 

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The new Tektro dual-pivot caliper.  New, much more powerful, and high-polish silver finish.

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The bottom bracket cups, complete with grease dating back to the Reagan/Thatcher years…

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The bottom bracket spindle, again gummed up with late Cold War-era grease…

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Amazing what some steel wool and a little buffing can achieve: under all that old grease the bearing races were still in very nice shape, so I repacked the cups with new 1/4″ ball bearings and fresh grease…

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The original Shimano 600 front derailleur, featuring the unique “Arabesque” font, after a good detailing…

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The fork crown and lower headset cup…a bit on the rusty side of things

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After being given a ‘lil Tri-Flow/steel wool love…

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Original sticker, which I left on.  Always interesting to consider the bike’s history.  This shop no longer seems to be in business, but it was originally founded by Czechoslovakian pro road racer Otto Rozvoda in the 1960’s.

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Our sticker, affixed to the downtube

 

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Ready to get built up with all the new/refurbished components

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The original stem/handlebar.  Not the most comfortable setup for riding around the city.

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Retro-style brake levers, modern indexed Shimano bar-end shifters, and cork bar tape finished off with some burgundy Newbaum’s.

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A new derailleur mated to a 9-speed wide-range cassette and original crankset.  Got some new MKS Sylvan Touring pedals on there too!

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The final product, featuring a new Shimano/Mavic wheelset, Panaracer Pasela 700 x 32 tires, Velo Orange stem/Soma Oxford Bar.  Ready for all the urban jungle has to throw at it!

She’ll be a good fit for somebody in the 5’3-5’7″ range.  Come take a test ride!

$700

SOLD!!!!

Stolen Bike Alert Norco Sight A7.0

Pedal Revolution Service Manager Joel had his beloved Norco Sight A7.0 mountain bike stolen off of his vehicle at High and Porter streets in Oakland earlier today. The bike more or less looks like the attached  photo.  The pedals are regular Time atacs and the saddle and pedals are WTB. The handlebar is Salsa and the stem is Thomson. Please keep an eye out and if you see it, give us a call at the shop. Extra special bike shop reward will be given if located and recovered. Thanks!joel

48cm Rocky Mountain Oxygen Road @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bicycle Update

Are you a smaller person looking for a good road bike? We have a nice 48cm Rocky Mountain with a Shimano 105 10-speed drivetrain, fresh bar wrap and a new pair of Continental Gatorskins.

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The bike is in like-new shape; like all of our refurbished bikes, it comes with a 3 month guarantee.  If you’re around 5′ tall and are looking for a good road bike, come check it out today!

$950