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Bicycle Mechanic/Instructor


40 per hour - - Posted Feb 12, 2016

Hearing weird sounds from you bicycle? Bought a bike online and need it built? Have a new part to install and don't know how? Want to learn how to fix your own bike and be a self sustaining cyclist?
Want to learn how to ride safely in the city or want to discover new bike rides? Want to learn how to ride faster and conquer that hill?
I will work on your bicycle and bring it up to tip top shape. I will work with you and teach you the basics of Bicycle Mechanics. I can teach you and show you how to ride with street smarts to safely navigate throughout the city. Even give you riding pointers on how to become a more efficiant cyclist.

Training & Qualifications

I am a long time bicycle enthusiast with years of experience on and off the bike.
Ex-Philadelphia Bicycle Courier, who rode through many busy streets prior to any major bicycle infrastructure and survived.
Current Position: Assistant Manager/Head Mechanic for a bike shop here in San Francisco

Availability & Preferences

I have all day Mondays and Tuesday available.
Wed-Sunday mornings from 7am-10am or evenings after 7:30pm.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Gabriel

Doug left review for Gabriel
Jan 12, 2018
Very responsive and flexible with the deal which sadly, due to logistics, didn't work in the end.
Elizabeth received hour of Bicycle Mechanic/Instructor from Gabriel
Mar 24, 2016
Gabriel is a really cool person! I bought a new bike and tried to assemble it, but was (justifiably) concerned by my own handiwork. Before I took the ...Schwinn out for a ride, I wanted to make sure that it wouldn't fall apart on me as I rode, like in some comedy movie montage. I thought about going to a bike shop, but decided to passively check Simbi first. I found Gabriel, and he agreed to come over for dinner with my husband and me, and to check out the wheels. Good thing he did! Did you know that putting together a bike with zero knowledge about how to do so is a recipe for assembly error? He took a while tuning the settings and readjusting everything for me, and my bicycle is super customized for my height, size, and comfort now. I didn't even know that bikes could be so well fitted/tailored to the owner! He also taught me how to maintain my bike, things to look out for, how to use a bike lock properly, and offered to follow up after I broke it in. My husband is so impressed with Gabriel & how this went, that he wants to join Simbi too, and have more fun and positive interactions like this. Now all I need to do is re-learn how to ride a more


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About Gabriel Gonzalez

I'm a first gen Puerto Rican - American. Born in Philadelphia. Raised in a not so good part of town and left at the age of 18 to find something different and better myself. I ended up in Carson City, ...NV where I built and ran a Non-Profit Indoor Skate Park for youth for two years. I then moved on to working in the bike industry for a while and moved up the hill to Lake Tahoe where I lived as a "Ski bum" enjoying the mountain life and learning from nature. Something was telling me that I needed to move and experience new things so I began a new journey and ended up here in San Francisco. Sold my vehicle and had a friend drop me off at a hostel with a bag of clothes on my back and my bike. Its been 4 years now and San Francisco has become home to more

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