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Charlotte Bike Mechanic Among The Nation’s Best at Wrenching!

Tim Anderson
There’s a lot of exciting bike racing going on this week in at Cyclocross Nationals in Asheville, North Carolina. We’ll have some reports on that. In the meantime, another exciting competition took place last night – the Mechanics National Championships, held at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Charlotte, North Carolina’s own Tim Anderson took away a second place medal against some of the best mechanics in the nation.

Mechanics were tested on speed and skill (and beer drinking). Most of the mechanics competing work for professional racers or teams and it’s their job to fix things fast. When asked how he felt about beating out these guys, Tim laughed and responded, “I have no idea how that happened!” But Tim is just being modest. Those who trust their bikes to him in Charlotte say he is one of the best around.

Tim got his start in cycling when he saved his money to buy his first mountain bike, a 1997 Gary Fisher Mamba, at age 12. Since he used all his money on the bike, he had to learn how to do his own repairs. After looking down a few potential career paths, his (obviously very cool) mom pointed out to him that he loved working on his bike more than anything else and that he’d probably be most happy working as a mechanic. The rest is history.

Last weekend, Tim represented his shop, Uptown Cycles, as neutral support at Charlotte’s Cyclocross race. He races his single speed mountain bike for the Faster Mustache race team. Congratulations Tim!

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