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Tech Talk w/ Kristy Roz from BDF

Dirty Kitten Radio "Cat Chat" Ep. 16: Ask A Mechanic - Tech Talk with Kristy Roz, Service Writer at Bike Doctor Frederick & Dirty Kitten Racing Team Guest Rider

On this week's episode, Alex and Kristy (Bike Doctor Frederick Service Writer and Dirty Kitten Racing Team Guest Rider) talk about Basic Bike Maintenance & Repair and answer some frequently asked bike tech questions.

Kristy has been servicing bikes on and off for 6 years. She started with auto mechanics, helping her father and working on her own vehicles. She is also a Nutritionist.

Bike Tech FAQs:

  • How often should I have my bike serviced?

  • What “winter maintenance” should I be considering right now?

  • What is the best chain lube (lube vs. wax)?

  • What is the best way to clean a bike?

  • How can I get my wheels to be all the same so I don’t have to mess with the rear derailleur every time I change a wheel set?

  • Are there any good tubeless install or set-up tricks?

  • Is it possible to use mountain bike gearing on a road bike?

  • What's the best way to clean grease off clothes?

  • What is a good tip to give a mechanic (beer, coffee, chocolate, cash)?

Kristy's Hot Female Mechanic Tips:

- Keep up with your education

- Don't be afraid to educate customers

- In the end, you can't make everyone happy. Be honest and know your limits.

- Don’t let anyone tear you down. Don’t let anything that someone says get in your head.

- You are great, and you should never think you shouldn’t be in this field.

Find us on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!

How often do you service your bike?

  • Once a year

  • Twice a year

  • Three times a year

  • More than 3 times a year


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