Hi, I'm Mike.
Here's where it all began:
I started fixing bikes at age 15. I was riding a ton and starting to race. I was also crashing a lot. My race bike needed constant maintenance and adjustments. What started as a way to keep my bicycle rolling smoothly, grew into a passion all its own. I was hooked on tuning and improving the ride of bicycles. I would spend hours experimenting with different bearing grease, derailleur adjustments, tire combinations, spoke lacing patterns, and everything else in search for two wheeled perfection. 25+ years later, there's still nothing I'd rather be doing than turning wrenches, listening to music, and sipping a nice beer.
Experience is the best teacher:
Next time you go screaming at 70kph+ down a mountain think about your bicycle mechanic. Working on bikes isn't simply a job for me. I take great pride and care with each and every bicycle. Bicycles are my life's passion. I've developed my skill as a professional mechanic over decades.
*1992~1997: ProBikes, Asheville NC.
*1998~2000: Magic Cycles, Boone NC.
*2001: Cane Creek Cycling Components, Fletcher NC.
*2004: Performance Bike, Denver CO.
*2010~2011: BioWheels, Asheville NC.
*2010: Team Mechanic DIY Junior Team, Asheville NC.
*2012: Campus Cycles, Denver CO.
*2017~present: Owner MikeBike.
*2018: UCI Level 3 Mechanic Diploma, Aigle Switzerland.
*2018: UCI Mechanic Instructor Asia.
*2019: Tour de Korea Team Mechanic.