PBMA is pleased to introduce our newest Mechanic of the Week, Andres Gutierrez, of Prospect Bikes in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Andres was nominated by so many people – customers, friends, and family – that we at PBMA have had trouble keeping track of them all! He is an exceptional mechanic by all accounts, and we are proud and humbled to feature him today.
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!
Andres has been a professional mechanic for nearly a decade; he has worked in shops all over the Americas, from his native Colombia to his current shop in the Chicago area. Some of his customers have even followed him across countries and continents because, as one says, “he is super good!!!” Another customer elaborates that Andres is so good because he always “treats a customer’s bike as his own bike” and explains what is going on as well as he repairs the issue at hand.
Despite his busy work schedule, Andres still finds time to ride his own bike and even competes in Cyclocross and mountain bike races. He enjoys riding with friends and family, and often invites customers along on his weekend adventures, who in turn become good friends. Overwhelmingly, his customers and friends agree that “it’s hard to get to know a mechanic as good as Andres, and [we’re] lucky to know him.”
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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