PBMA is proud to introduce our newest Mechanic of the Week, Dave Pitts! Dave lives in Schenectady, NY, and he’s the brains behind his own Pro Cycling Service business, as well as the former team mechanic for Saturn and Novo Nordisk!
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!
Dave Pitts is as well-loved as he is well-known within the pro tour community and within his upstate New York community. Not only is he a former head mechanic for Saturn and Novo, but he’s also wrenched for other high-profile programs like US Postal, BMC, and Jelly Belly. Now that he’s newly retired from the race circuit, Dave works from home most days. He runs his own Pro Cycling Service and helps his friend (and former MOTW) Ron Gainer at Velo Domestique in Chatham, NY.
Dave was nominated to be featured this week by the mechanics and volunteers who worked alongside him at the Women’s Woodstock Grand Prix this past weekend in Ulster County, NY. Dave was at Woodstock to support his wife, Stefanie, who did the women’s Cat 4 race. But like any good mechanic, he couldn’t resist getting in on the action by helping out wherever he was needed. He brightened up a rainy morning for so many people – as if we needed any more proof that he’s a true pro!
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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