Can You Stump theWrench?
The following is a bio for MBD’s Master Bike Mechanic (also known as theWrench). By reading his bio you can see he has a lot of experience and why he welcomes you to challenge him with a question.
Name: Kris Beecher
Reason for Becoming a Bike Mechanic: I spent a lot of time injured. You know when you love bikes so much that even when they break you, you want to fix them.
First Bicycle Shop I Worked In: Zumwalt’s North Park Cyclery (age 14 unofficially). They also were my first official bike shop paycheck.
First Bicycle Industry Job: SE Racing / DirtMaster Bicycles
Cycling Career: Bmx Racing (age 13- 25) Bmx Freestyle (age 13- 30) X-country Mtb (age 19-22) Pro Bmx Freestyle career 1999 – 2003 Forced in to retirement by the same thing that made me become a mechanic.
First Bicycle: ST Racing (bought in a hardware store in Idaho Falls, Id. when I was 5)
First Crash to Land Me in the ER: Learning to ride a bike with banana seat when I was 5. A boat trailer and a broken nose.
Other Interests: Cars. (Current project 1931 Ford Tudor Sedan)
Music: Punk Rock
I’m pretty good at answering questions when they aren’t about me. It’s always been that way. So let me answer your bicycle questions. The majority of bicycle problems are caused by one of 3 things.
- Rider error.
- Mechanical failure.
- Home mechanics.
I’ve been doing this a long time and I know a 100 more mechanics that could back up those stats. I challenge you to stump me cuz I have back up.
Just type your question below and “theWrench” will respond!