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Old 07-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Why your bicycle mechanic drinks...

Messing around with my photos and ran across a few cell/camera pics from work, thought I'd put them together for a little fun. Faces have been digitally altered using the latest FBI technology...

Hmm...















Sweet mods...

















I think something might be wrong....














Tragic...






More tragic...






The worst bottom bracket in the world, consisting mostly of ferrous dirt...















I never knew my coworkers could move so fast...










Oh crap...


Not really, it's just old tire sealant from a tube spilled on a workbench...





This, however IS an actual trail of splat left by a customer...






Now get back to work before you break something...



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Old 07-25-2012, 06:05 AM   #2
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Humph

That ain't nuthin. The REAL fun happens when a type A roadie or triathete comes in the day before 'the big ride' demanding that you completely rebuild his bike for the next day.

Then when you do, he bitches that there's a scratch on the bike in a place you didn't even touch!



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Old 07-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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Humph

That ain't nuthin. The REAL fun happens when a type A roadie or triathete comes in the day before 'the big ride' demanding that you completely rebuild his bike for the next day.

Then when you do, he bitches that there's a scratch on the bike in a place you didn't even touch!



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not really where i was going, just posting some things that struck me as funny at the time...
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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Which is why I tip mine with either beer or $$ to buy booze of choice.

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:43 AM   #5
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I used to work in a shop for a couple years, so I've seen most of the things you posted... but this one made me

I also liked the uncut fork with 10" of spacers... that's sweet
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Humph

That ain't nuthin. The REAL fun happens when a type A roadie or triathete comes in the day before 'the big ride' demanding that you completely rebuild his bike for the next day.

Then when you do, he bitches that there's a scratch on the bike in a place you didn't even touch!



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I once installed a Mavic Zap kit for a guy who was riding Seattle To Portland (10000 rider group ride) the next day. Wheelbuilds, crank/BB, cassette, chain, and the rear derailleur. He had to buy the whole gruppo.

He did not tip with hookers or blow, the bastard! And I'm quite sure he had ready access to both. In fact, no tip whatsoever.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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I also liked the uncut fork with 10" of spacers... that's sweet
Actually, that looks to be a clamp-on, stem riser. And, a stack of spacers.

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Old 08-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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I sometimes hang out at my LBS and see some of the stuff posted here. It is amazing how some peeps treat their bikes, let alone the mechanics and want their POS bike fixed yesterday too...
Some people just suck..
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #10
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I sometimes hang out at my LBS and see some of the stuff posted here. It is amazing how some peeps treat their bikes, let alone the mechanics and want their POS bike fixed yesterday too...
Some people just suck..

no,no, no!

NOT where i was going! NOT another whiny-ass "i hate retail thread!".

i've been at this WAY too long to get wound up about these things. just having some FUN with the stuff that makes you shake your head...


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Old 08-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #11
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I've worked in a few bike shops, I've seen some of that flavour of maintenance but when I started one bike mechanic job, my friend says "I've never put on so many milkcrates since i started work here..". Working in a low-income (Vancouver, Downtown east side) neighborhood gave me some good people skills though. I really like the magnetic grit BB though!
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #12
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Time For An Update!

Ha! Gummee's recent post in the bicycle thread made me remember this...


Again, just some things that struck me as funny at that moment...










































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Old 07-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #13
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You say it rolls funny?

Hmmm.

Could be any number of things...
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #14
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Goat head thorns.

Made me just about give up riding.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #15
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I may have to start contributing to this thread.

I see lots of lawn furniture grade bikes with 'interesting' mods.

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