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James Stroud wearing an Abus hat greasing the head tube of a Gunnar Hyper X in the Montlake Bicycle Shop service department.

James Stroud- Mechanic

I’ve spent many years riding my bike, but the passion I have for bicycles was sparked in 2011 when I began delivering sandwiches full time by bike here in Seattle, frequently in 10 hour shifts.

With the volume of riding I was doing, 150+ miles per week, I also learned the amount of wear and tear a bike goes through. The desire to fix and maintain my own bike soon followed, as did upgrading and purchasing more bikes.
Naturally MBS was my go to destination to get the parts and know-how I needed. Today, I spend about the same amount of time in the shop as when I was a customer , but now I’m fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work with the great staff here at Montlake Bicycle.