As an employer, I would look at a job applicant differently if they were a WBI graduate.
Winterborne Bicycle Institute is a fully tooled teaching facility, and teaching is what we do full time. We are a unique facility in that our roots started out as a high-end custom bicycle frame building shop. We shifted our focus once we had seen a tremendous increase in response from our customers suggesting that we offer more courses relating to all things bicycle. Which we did, and enthusiastically continue to develop.
In addition to our fully tooled work benches for our students to get the hands on experience that they need to prepare for themselves for the demands of a fast paced bike shop, we also have a full complement of frame building equipment.
The majority of the frame related work that we continue to do now would be considered mechanical. Which is to say that we can offer a number of services that can alter, or fix an existing bike frame. We no longer have the time to build custom frames, however we do schedule frame repair jobs.
We offer many services that most bicycle shops do not offer mainly because of the over all expense of the tooling involved. The frame is the heart of the bicycle and there are many frame related problems that can be misdiagnosed as component failures.
Have a look at what we can offer here in this area of our web site, and feel free to give us a call, or write us an e-mail with your frame repair questions. As a frame repair client you can expect your consultation and frame examination to be free of charge