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Posted: Jun 18, 2008 at 7:11 Quote
I've begun to compile a list for "You know you work in a bike shop when" Razz


You know you work in a bike shop when:

You constantly find valve caps all over your house.
You make no money, but you have a really nice bike.
You really hate 60lb electric bikes.
You want to murder the CEO of Supercycle.
A 12 year old hangs up on you every time you say "No we don't sell insert brand name here (usually Kona and Norco)>"
You question the sexuality of at least one other mechanic.
You get to go to work every day.
You spend your days off at work.
You've faced a bottom bracket at least twice.


Feel free to add your own.

Posted: Jun 18, 2008 at 16:28 Quote
When you spin the crank and dog crap fly's of the tire and lands in your face.

Posted: Jun 18, 2008 at 16:42 Quote
when you have more spare parts than the distributor.

Posted: Jun 18, 2008 at 16:44 Quote
...the owner has about 40 bikes in 6 different rooms and has an air compressor routed through the floor to the basement.

Posted: Jun 18, 2008 at 16:50 Quote
when you wear a brodie t shirt outside of work, and ride a giant.

Posted: Jun 20, 2008 at 18:58 Quote
when no matter what you're always ordering parts for some bike, somewhere..

Posted: Jun 20, 2008 at 19:01 Quote
1. You spend more time fixing other peoples bikes than riding your own.
2. You come on this board for shits and giggles.

Posted: Jun 20, 2008 at 19:25 Quote
driver-bob wrote:
1. You spend more time fixing other peoples bikes than riding your own.
2. You come on this board for shits and giggles.
true
if American, you go to sites that have european pricing just so you have an idea of the prodeal pricing.
you have more quick links than normal links on your chain.
you laugh at anyone who complains about the price of their x.7 derailleur
you get more e-mails from bike companies denying your request for prodeal than from actuall friends
you have a metal detector in your house
you have more exel spreadsheets than bikes you own with plans for upgrading your bikes
you go on more company demo rides than actual rides
three times as many kids have your cellphone number than numbers you have of other people
you go onto pinkbike twice a day to make sure your friends aren't buying bikes of outside companies
when you see a group of people at the trails with a bike brand you've never seen around their before, you become scared for your business
you constantly have to tell kids to keep practicing before they get the chance to wear a shop jersey

Posted: Jun 21, 2008 at 10:48 Quote
You know you work in a bike shop when you're boss starts complaining that you've never had a full pay cheque.

You know you work in a bike shop when you're jeans have permanant black muck patches on them.

You know you work in a bike shop when you're friends get you to fix things when out riding.

When you keep seeing bikes out on the trail and are able to say "I built that bike"

Posted: Jun 21, 2008 at 10:57 Quote
orangepatriot66 wrote:
You know you work in a bike shop when you're friends get you to fix things when out riding.
So true. Hate it.

Posted: Jun 21, 2008 at 13:51 Quote
when your garage has more bikes than the shop does

when your bike has almost evry part second hand off your boss

Posted: Jun 21, 2008 at 13:59 Quote
bradownie wrote:
I've begun to compile a list for "You know you work in a bike shop when" Razz


You know you work in a bike shop when:

You constantly find valve caps all over your house.

->>>You make no money, but you have a really nice bike.


You really hate 60lb electric bikes.
You want to murder the CEO of Supercycle.
A 12 year old hangs up on you every time you say "No we don't sell insert brand name here (usually Kona and Norco)>"
You question the sexuality of at least one other mechanic.
You get to go to work every day.

->>>You spend your days off at work.


You've faced a bottom bracket at least twice.


Feel free to add your own.

those two hold so true for me.

Posted: Jun 21, 2008 at 14:02 Quote
creamsoda89 wrote:
bradownie wrote:
I've begun to compile a list for "You know you work in a bike shop when" Razz


You know you work in a bike shop when:

You constantly find valve caps all over your house.
You make no money, but you have a really nice bike.
You really hate 60lb electric bikes.

You want to murder the CEO of Supercycle.
A 12 year old hangs up on you every time you say "No we don't sell insert brand name here (usually Kona and Norco)>"
You question the sexuality of at least one other mechanic.
You get to go to work every day.
You spend your days off at work.
You've faced a bottom bracket at least twice.


Feel free to add your own.

that holds so true for me.

i love them. they are ridiculous fun on an empty day. wheels spins! we got the giant twist in atm like 50lbs still a pisstake to shift round

Posted: Jul 4, 2008 at 20:57 Quote
you get really good at dividing catalogue prices in half

Posted: Jul 5, 2008 at 13:35 Quote
When you find out of date repair tags on your bed-side table.

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