PBMA is excited to introduce our new Mechanic of the Week, Eric Faifer, of Tom’s Bicycles in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
For those of you just tuning into #mechanicmonday, this is where we feature one mechanic each week, chosen at random from nominations submitted the week before. It’s all about mechanics supporting fellow mechanics – even behind the scenes, where we are proud to say that our Mechanic of the Week is presented by none other than Abbey Bike Tools and the Friar himself!
Eric has been a mechanic “forever,” as some of his customers say. He is currently the lead mechanic at Tom’s Bicycles, in addition to having been named as one of the mechanics for the WD-40 Bike national team. He was nominated to be featured this week by no fewer than twenty of his customers, all of whom could not say enough good things about him.
Eric is “a genius with a wrench” and even stars in a blindfolded wheel-building video on YouTube. But, as one of his customers wrote to us, “lots of bike mechanics can fix stuff.” What Eric’s customers feel sets him apart is his ability to connect with people in just about any situation. He always has a great attitude and a genuine enthusiasm for both people and cycling. Eric is a great ambassador for the sport, and was one of the mechanics who was tapped to help with the first WD-40 Bike wash and lube stations at events throughout the country. His unique ability to combine technical skills with personal skills impressed everyone from the founders of WD-40 Bike, to the mechanics he worked with, to the athletes he helped.
We are proud to feature Eric this week, and we can’t wait to see his shop, Tom’s Bicycles, featured on the “Discover Oklahoma” television show. We’ll be looking for his PBMA membership plaque in the footage!
For everyone reading this at home, we encourage you to join the #MOTW conversation: Post a picture of YOUR favorite mechanic and tag us @probicyclemech, #probma, or #mechanicmonday, or nominate him or her to be featured in next week’s post!
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