Bike mechanic lands job at NASA after impressing customer by keeping his bike running smoothly

Steve Partida hopes his story can inspire other bike mechanics

(Image credit: chris catchpole)

Bicycle mechanics may be more familiar with fixing dodgy gears and creaky headsets, but mechanic in America will be swapping all that for something more out of this world.

Stephen Partida, who, for the next few weeks at least, works at the Bike Effect shop in Santa Monica, California, has been offered a job at NASA by a customer who was apparently very impressed by Partida's work.

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