Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 Brings the Glamorous, Opulent World of Bike Shops to Your Computer

May 10, 2022
by Mike Kazimer  


Ever wanted to experience the oh-so-glamorous life of a bike mechanic without the greasy hands and low wages? Well, now you can via Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023, a new video game that allows players to service, repair, assemble, and test bikes, all from the comfort of their couch.

According to the developers, there are over a dozen tools to choose from, and the repairs are performed on city, mountain, and road bikes. "This is the first project of its kind in the gaming industry. We highly appreciate realistic and relaxing gameplay. We approach the mapping of specific bicycle parts and repair processes with an excellent level of detail. That said, in some respects Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 will also be simplified, because we want to provide players with a high level of playability,” says Tomasz Sobiecki, the CEO of Manager Games.

There's no mention of what the final challenges for each level are, but I'm hoping that at least one of them involves a customer that comes in at the very end of the day asking for a quick adjustment on their sweat and Mountain Dew encrusted recumbent. I'm also hoping for an internal cable routing challenge, or a seized seatpost scenario that involves spraying the post with virtual penetrating oil for weeks until it finally breaks free.


Maybe there could be a level where the goal is to see how long a customer can be kept waiting while the mechanic pretends to rummage for a part, only to return and deliver the classic, “We don't have that right now, want me to order one for you?”

Ignoring the part of me that dies a little when I think of people learning to work on bikes on a computer instead of actually getting their hands dirty, I could see how a game like this could help riders (and non-riders) gain some basic skills. However, if you watch the preview you'll see that the bolts are being turned to the right to loosen them, and the chain breaker handle turns to the left to push out the chain pin. That's the opposite of the way things usually are in the real world, so the educational component may be slightly lacking.

Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 will initially be available for PC in early 2023, followed by versions for Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.




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223 Comments

  • 397 1
 Are the virtual parts going to be back ordered too?
  • 208 0
 They're virtually non-existent.
  • 70 0
 Why limit yourself to screwing up your shifting in the real world?! Now you can also shift like shit in the Metaverse!
  • 11 0
 In-game microtransactions for earlier delivery…
  • 53 1
 Get paid in virtual minimum wage by your boss, and in virtual beer by your pals
  • 4 0
 Pay wall to get the virtual parts immediately shipped
  • 280 2
 Pro Tip : If you cross thread it, you don't need loctite.
  • 126 1
 Tighten till spins freely, back-off quarter turn.
  • 34 0
 A cross thread is a tight thread.
  • 15 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: Right losey.
  • 3 1
 @nskerb: works for pedals and BB's....careful!
  • 2 1
 @RadBartTaylor: Unless the BB is Italian
  • 1 1
 Comment Gold!
  • 1 0
 Tight's tight, too tight's rung.
  • 3 0
 I remember back in the day that was pretty close to Rocky Mountains official response to loosening pivot bolts. Hammer the thread until it's fucked then thread it back in again. Simpler times.
  • 6 0
 @Bob-Agg: bonus level - find the 5mm allen without abusing your colleagues.
  • 2 0
 cross thread is better than no thread
  • 4 0
 Aka Kentucky loctite
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: for carbon, turn till it cracks then half a turn back.
  • 1 0
 There's nothin tighter than stripped
  • 157 8
 will you be able to sneak out to the back alley for some bong rips?
  • 46 1
 And do you start out as a grom who gets hazed, and then move on up to the crusty old f*ck who hazes the grom, and most customers….
  • 13 0
 come on now its 2022.... now we take cart rips in the bathroom
  • 3 0
 @krattAtak: or edibles. just don't mix up the weed gummies with the clif bloks
  • 125 0
 You have dropped your wrench. The sound is deafening. It rolls under the neighbouring mechanic, who is currently tapping bottom bracket threads.

Press X to reach through their legs and grab the wrench.
Press →↓↘ + O to push them over, then tap Y as fast as possible to grab the wrench.
To remain perfectly motionless and silently cry while evaluating your career decisions, hold L2 + R2
  • 5 4
 It's been a minute since I played Street Fighter II, but I'm pretty sure your "push them over" motion is borrowed from the Shoryuken, eh?
  • 6 0
 What does up up down down left right left right BA start do?
  • 16 0
 @barp: You'd be correct.

↓↘→ + X is for throwing a fork damper at the neighbouring mechanic. Aim for the head.
  • 6 0
 @RadBartTaylor:

> What does up up down down left right left right BA start do?

It results in the 2nd mechanic coming in early, unprompted, and finishing all of your day's work before you arrive.

Also, they're now totally willing to introduce you to their hot friend(s).
  • 2 0
 @RadBartTaylor: champion edition cheat
  • 3 0
 @abhorred: "screw-you-Ken!"
  • 4 0
 D,u,l,l,a,r,d results in realistic blood spurting from the knuckles when removing a rusted on freewheel from a 1973 Peugeot
  • 83 0
 right before you're about to log off, some triathlete brings in their piss caked bike for new cables that they need for a race tomorrow
  • 23 0
 Or the classic, "I need to buy a bike but I have no idea what kind of bike I need" after walking in the door two minutes before you lock it.
  • 4 0
 this comment is way to real.
  • 8 0
 I JUST NEED A WUICK BLEED, I HAVE A SHUTTLE IN 10 MINUTES.
  • 1 0
 don't forget the 6 bento boxes that have sheared the shift housing and the frame
  • 80 1
 Apparently most of the bolts in game are reverse threaded.
  • 21 0
 that's just what you have to do until you get the LocTite upgrade
  • 31 0
 How the actual F did they mess that up, even the chain tool is reverse thread. I had kind of thought this might be a cool way for some people to learn some basic bike mechanic skills, instead local shops will be busier than ever if this release goes viral.
  • 69 3
 Perhaps it's Australian?
  • 4 0
 Specialized must have had something to do with it lolz
  • 29 0
 No, no, you've just got it mixed up. Remember, it's 'Lefty lock-y, righty remove-y'.
  • 2 0
 So glad to see I'm not the only one who noticed that.
  • 11 1
 @VtVolk: haha. Our toilets flush the other way and we run our brakes the right way but our bolts all still tighten right and loosen left
  • 7 0
 @dwojo: Oh I see you've played righty tighty, lefty loosy before!
  • 68 1
 Is there a virtual phone that rings every 10 minutes with inane questions from some askhole with a BSO? What about safety meetings?
  • 17 0
 "I know you're busy right now but I've just got one question"
45 minutes later they've told you their life story, every trail they ride by name as if you know them down to the exact rock roll they keep going on about, how they used to ride moto, how they can probably do the thing they're asking you about because they have an engineering degree in an unrelated field like waste water management, every bike shop they don't like for reasons that are entirely of their own creation, and they've mentioned at least 5 times how they won't keep bothering you before launching into another question which as you start answering they'll begin to talk over you about something else.

Net profit: -$100
  • 6 0
 @waffleShirt: that is unfortunately detailed
  • 5 0
 @waffleShirt: Me and My GF basically run a 2 person store with a couple of part time employees. This is too real.
  • 59 0
 *ring ring*

"My bike is making a noise. Can you fix it and how much will it cost?"
  • 31 0
 And can you do it while I wait (and stare and breathe down your neck and ask a million questions)?
  • 22 0
 @barp: there has never been a more accurate discription of working at a shop. Hopefully your discription involes them following you into the work area to watch even while crossing a very easy to see line on the floor...
  • 4 82
flag blackthorne (May 10, 2022 at 12:46) (Below Threshold)
 @barp: I’m very aware of this behavior however from the customer perspective I actually want to see what the mechanic is doing so I can fix it myself at home if it happens again. Secondly, I feel I am showing a small bit of respect by giving the mechanic the attention and interest in his or her work and not just treating them like a faceless transaction.
  • 47 0
 @blackthorne: try and do this at a car shop. why would it be any different? Bike mechanics are not there to teach you anything and the best respect you can give is by leaving and coming when the bike is ready LOL
  • 14 0
 I like shops that have work stands in the showroom, that way random customers can play with your bike also
  • 11 0
 Mechanic: "Sure, hold your bike closer to the phone."
  • 23 1
 @blackthorne: Today you learned your mechanic hates you. But bring them a six pack of IPA and immediately go away next time, and all will be forgiven.
  • 23 3
 @blackthorne: it’s also kind of audacious thinking “yeah I’ll learn it just watching them!” Yes, we are bike mechanics, but it’s a trade. Most of us spend years learning my techniques, some of us go to UBI or another school to learn this stuff. We’re underpaid for how crazy expensive bikes are. Sure, you can install Cush core in three and a half hours, but what happens when you want some Frankenstein to put DOT safe seals in your SLX lever so you can run CODE calipers with Shimano levers? You’re f*cked. There’s a reason some of us get crusty, and it starts with yuppie moneybags bitching us “lowly” wrenches out because we can’t fit their YT in today that they tried to build and royally f*cked.
  • 13 1
 @blackthorne: you’re stealing their knowledge without permission and you’re distracting them from their work.
  • 4 1
 @housem8d: How could the car mechanic take me to the cleaners if I were able to watch him surf porn, drink coffee and check his FB while he is waiting for the "factory book time" to expire?
  • 10 31
flag blackthorne (May 10, 2022 at 21:48) (Below Threshold)
 @barp: wow, I honestly didn’t expect this. I thought I was bringing forward an alternate perspective from the paying customer side. But 43 downvotes as of now tells me something. ‘Mechanics’ really live up to the condescending stereotype and is the last time I bring my bike into a random shop. Maybe you are responsible for whatever pessimistic hole you choose to box yourself into.
  • 5 0
 @housem8d: aaand bringing a clean bike to the shop instead of a total mess.
  • 23 5
 @blackthorne: It's clear you have no idea what it's like to work retail. Your "alternate perspective" is pure karen and we've seen it all before.
  • 2 3
 @blackthorne: that’s the spirit!
  • 5 13
flag blackthorne (May 10, 2022 at 23:54) (Below Threshold)
 @BigRingCycles: I’m sorry you feel that way, that people are disrespecting you. That is exactly why I offered a more optimistic perspective. That most customers are not condescending; they are actually curious and trying to connect. It’s unfortunate that my comment is taken personally, with derision and mockery which ironically reinforces the stereotype.
  • 7 0
 @blackthorne: you are obviously living in a parallel universe!
In essence, you are standing in the way and distract a mechanic.
It is not included in the price, so get the hell out of the wrenching area.
Besides: from watching, you’ll not learn how to do it.
  • 10 0
 @blackthorne: If you ask the mechanic first and are open about what's going on, I don't really see it as a huge problem, personally. I've had customers do that with me before and sometimes it is frustrating when it's a tricky job and you just want to focus on it but feel like you have to play teacher and/or that your every move is being scrutinised. Other times they can be appreciative of it and it goes well.

I think it depends on the level of difficulty of the job itself, and also what your communication is like with them. I can see how some mechanics just wouldn't like it regardless because even when it goes well it still adds pressure/stress to whatever is going on, and can often make the situation feel pretty awkward.
  • 11 0
 @blackthorne:
mechanic charges 40/hr
You watch from afar 60/hr
You watch up close 80/hr
You help mechanic 100/hr
Do it yourself while the mechanic watches 120/hr
  • 4 1
 @5afety3rd: stealing knowledge???
  • 3 4
 Mechanics here seem to be excessively tired of annoying customers. And also it seems like all the customers are baddies?

Whereas from my customer point of view, most times I went to a shop I had a disappointing experience.

Trying to reconcile both feels like the thing to do, but seems like I'll just get downvoted to Hell by mechanics for having an "optimistic" stance like blackthorne.
  • 4 1
 @wburnes: its not even PART of their job to teach you, and there is a difference between customers and supervisors.
  • 4 0
 @blackthorne: i hear where youre coming from. People dont want to connect any more honestly. social media, being stoned all the time, or just low wages long days and expensive everything, it's likely a combination of things to blame.

I do still try and talk to the guys, but I try to read the room and do bring beer from time to time. Also I'm a 31 year old social media using pothead nurse who loves talking to strangers, but at the tail end of a long work day I don't want to speak to anyone.
  • 4 0
 @BigRingCycles: dead on! Except swap YT for a yeti, specialized, trek, or Santa Cruz!
  • 3 0
 @Muckal: If only there were more good Youtube videos on how to clean your bike........
  • 2 0
 Forgot to mention how bad the parking is.
  • 7 2
 @Uuno: optimistic, my ass. It's called being an entitled and delusional twat.
  • 10 1
 @blackthorne: Basically you make a condescending comment, people reacted appropriately, and your response is “Wow, these mechanics really are pessimistic, I’ll never go to a shop again”. Please consider that you might be the problem.
  • 1 0
 @sngltrkmnd: That's the move!
  • 17 0
 @Uuno: if you want mechanics to know you appreciate them, just *communicate* that appreciation and tip them. It's not rocket science - don't assume your bike is a priority over other customer's, make eye contact, say "thank you" sincerely, and if it was a challenging (rusty, muddy, obscure, delicate) or a rush job tip big (~20%).

@blackthorne 's idea that hovering over them while they try to do their work is a demonstration of respect, when their wages and the shop's profitability depend on their speed and lack of mistakes, is a self-indulgent fantasy. Even if it comes from a good place, you have a bunch of mechanics telling you now that it's not appreciated. If you actually respected them, you'd believe them, instead of deciding that since your heart is pure, they owe you appreciation.
  • 3 1
 @wburnes: yessir, knowledge/advice ain’t free.
  • 2 1
 I learnt today there is a very fine line between being Optimistic and being a complete Karen - Thank you Pb
  • 1 0
 @ohio: My hero. You explained it better than I could have.
  • 2 0
 @ohio: and that's exactly what I do, and the same goes for any service, not just for the people repairing bikes Wink
  • 3 0
 @Uuno: Regarding your first comment in this thread: It's really not all the customers. If annoying customers were the majority, I would have quit this job a long time ago. It's just that the annoying ones are the ones that give us nightmares. They're also the ones we make fun of the moment they leave the shop. And when one of them challenges us in an anonymous forum like this, we can really let 'em have it.
  • 1 2
 @barp: who challenged you to anything? That not all customers are trying to be annoying?
  • 5 0
 @blackthorne: you're over here calling people condescending when they are trying to explain why you are being inappropriate. Its completely flying over your head that you are the one coming off as condescending. People keep explaining to you why your actions aren't welcome, and instead of taking that and learning, you are taking it personally and being petty and rude.
  • 1 2
 @RonSauce: tl;dr @Blackthorne is a little soy-boy Berm Peak watching cuck that thinks the world hates him and he’s a victim of the meanie-Bo-beanie mechanics that only exist to make fun of him and look down on the lowly customer.
Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. I’m gonna go hit a bong and ride my singlespeed.
  • 1 1
 @RonSauce: I honestly have to ask you if my posts are objectively rude. Please go ahead and reread them. But you can simply read the dissertation above to prove my point. The meta is this: I never said I was That Customer or practice the behavior so loathed here; I simply posted an alternate perspective. Interesting how I was turned into the embodiment of that character.
  • 2 1
 @blackthorne: "I never explicitly said that I do the thing that I heavily implied I do, therefor I win the argument and you lose"

Yes, you were rude. And now you're gaslighting us.
  • 1 1
 @barp: peace. Enjoy your life. I’m out.
  • 3 0
 @ohio: This is the way!
Well said.
  • 58 0
 Can i get a virtual drinking problem instead of the real one i have?
  • 2 0
 Same
  • 41 0
 Can you include trying to apply frame-wrap without any bubbles?
  • 32 0
 *Super Mario walks in

"I was a just-a riding along-a eh?!"
  • 23 1
 Wario comes in, steals a kick stand
  • 27 0
 I hope this simulator also simulates operating costs so people finally understand why shops wont sell bikes at their cost to the end consumer. Also, the simulator should make the player smile every time someone comes in with a recumbent bike, even though inside the player should be crying.
  • 10 0
 wait till the Tri bike rolls in
  • 8 0
 @captainderp: I'm going to have rage filled flashbacks soon.
  • 5 0
 @captainderp: good thing smellovision hasn't been integrated into VR yet
  • 2 0
 @sjma: Oh man, can't wait until the day we can text smells... the group chat is gonna get spicy!
  • 11 0
 @captainderp: recumbent triathlon trike is the final boss
  • 10 0
 just wait till the diy e-bike with sand paddle fat tires rolls in with all its bolts rusted from salt water and the guy says that he doesn’t know why it’s making weird noises because he just greased the chain and lubed his brake rotors.
  • 3 0
 @jacksonsimon: I went to the a town by the ocean for mothers day, and I saw 3 different rental places that were renting e-bikes to ride on the beach. I was thinking something similar. That poor soul cleaning and maintaining those drive-trains is underappreciated. I dont even need to know how much they get paid or if they like their job.
  • 29 0
 This was designed by someone who takes their bike to the shop to have their tires pumped
  • 26 0
 Do customer tell you they can get a 105 bike from a non name brand for $300 less online?
I also hope the staff is realistic like "the kid who knows nothing about bikes but works in a shop" "the 21 year old cat 3 crit champion" "the sage wise man who has been working in the shop for 34 years and thinks all bike shop be campy 9 speed" "the dude who dates nearly every female customer who comes in the door" "the zen rider who thinks all bikes should be free and tells you how corporate profits are ruining the industry"
  • 27 0
 Can we build a mod that makes the customer 10x angrier about having to replace chain and cassette?
  • 3 0
 LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL
  • 27 0
 If there's not a battle royale mode im out
  • 3 0
 could make for an interesting zombie survival mode too.
  • 6 0
 @captainderp: "which tool can you afford to dedicate as a weapon?"
  • 12 0
 @captainderp: When you say Zombies, you mean customers who dont want to pay for service? The ones that yell at you because they can't understand why their box store bike that cost $99 will cost more than $5 to fix?
  • 5 1
 @pmhobson: I believe some cops were using Treks for that.
  • 4 0
 @captainderp: yeah! I've always thought of an oldschool well worn out 48 t one piece steel crancarm as being a good zombie weapon
  • 4 0
 @lenniDK: Parktool FFS-2 for me.
  • 25 0
 Will the side quests include looking for your 4mm allen?
  • 23 0
 They need some off brand ebikes in there with repair timers before they catch fire
  • 11 0
 The boss level is trying to put out those fires.
  • 21 0
 Is there a mode that lets you crawl around on the floor for thirty minutes looking for small shit you dropped?
  • 21 0
 I’ve got too many real bikes to work on.
Nobody got time for that
  • 21 0
 is there haptic feedback for seized bb cups?
  • 19 0
 Can you accidentally install a 100 psi road tire without the rim strip and then have it blow up in your face?
  • 12 0
 Where I come from, the mechanic who does that owes the whole shop a box of donuts.
  • 12 0
 @sngltrkmnd: imagining myself blowing up tires every day so I can go get doughnuts
  • 3 0
 Better to fill up a tubeless mtb tire with latex and then pump it up till it blows
  • 17 0
 I'd like to see a mashup of bicycle simulator and GTA where you can violently attack rude customers and steal their bikes.
  • 4 0
 There’s a side rampage you can do in GTA5 that’s basically this. Play as Trevor, it’s in echo park at a coffee shop. Hipsters on fixies, Vespas, and convertible mini coopers have pistols. You have a sawed off and hand grenades. Easily the best rampage in the game.
  • 15 0
 This is classic April Fool's fodder.
  • 8 0
 i had to check the calendar date. nope. googled it. it's already got a landing page on steam.
  • 14 0
 Is the video reversed? It looks like the wrenches are moving in the wrong direction.
  • 1 0
 lol, yup
  • 15 0
 Drivetrain is on the correct side, so they've not mirrored it. Just plain odd. Almost like the developers have never actually worked on a real bike or even spoken to a real mechanic...
  • 2 0
 Yea, the girl test riding the bike at the end of the video was actually doing a super long fakie.
  • 10 0
 I wanna see the game install a suspension fork backwards. "Shocking" how frequently I see that in the wild.
  • 7 0
 @sngltrkmnd: Backwards? You mean extra-short offset mode?
  • 4 0
 @mountainsofsussex: or literally used any real tool with their actual hands
  • 2 0
 It was developed in south of equator, left pedal and right BB cup are right hand threaded....
  • 1 0
 @VtVolk: you mean MRP
  • 1 0
 @VtVolk: or Manitou
  • 1 0
 @VtVolk: or DT Swiss
  • 13 0
 Can someone make a game where it will simulate arguing with my mother in-law, getting yelled at with work and also getting stuck in traffic That would be tits
  • 11 0
 This is the endgame of all the E-stuff. You just do it all on the computer. Way better for the environment, the trails, your joints. Bravo.
  • 8 0
 I hope there’s “pandemic mode” where you get to tell a customer “you have 2-piston SLX brake pads worn all the way to the metal and you really shouldn’t ride your bike until you fix that. We have been out for over a year and our distributor says they won’t be in until fall 2023! Try these other bike shops! Good luck! (Knowing virtually everyone uses QBP)”
  • 7 0
 I was gonna say, this is unrealistic if it doesn't also simulate clueless, entitled customers; but you beat me to it. So instead I'll add that it should have an element of fixing your coworkers' fukk-ups too.
  • 6 0
 Will every customer tell you they need their bike fixed now because they need to ride even though the forecast is a week of rain?

Or the customer who bought a mid spec bike who lets you know how much it cost every time they want work done (under warranty).
  • 10 0
 Now I can be underpaid and overworked at home too!!!!
  • 8 0
 The lady doing the test ride is gonna die when she tries to use the brakes...
  • 8 0
 Can you call the shop across town and ask if they have a left-handed crescent wrench?
  • 8 0
 where's the virtual beer fridge?
is ham fisting an unlockable power up?
  • 6 0
 This metaverse stuff is getting outta hand. If someone wants to simulate working on a bike in the real world HMU I got plenty that needs done
  • 8 0
 "Freedom of Choice!"

...between dozens of cheap 'Rockbros' Amazon pedals.
  • 4 0
 I sure hope the tubeless tire installation job is realistic. Like, re-tape the wheel 17 times, go through an entire 32-oz. bottle of sealant, then realize the $12 tubeless valves you bought are worthless, realistic. If I cycle through R1 L1, Down, Down, will my character smash the wheel on the worktop, like I do in real life????
  • 4 0
 As someone who is a profesional bike mechanic I have no clue why someone would want a simulated reality of my life. also why are all the threads backwards it seems? also when you wash a tri bike on this do you also get the smell of crap too? or is the scent upgrade on the next version?
  • 4 0
 when will we see the 'sales floor' expansion so everyone can experience delightful interactions like: "why is this bike so expensive" "what do you mean it's not available" "no price tag? it must be free" "I could buy a car for that" "I ordered this in august but now it's available on the manufacturer's direct website"
  • 4 0
 This is 100% awesome!
I’m just gonna drag my mouse over my real bike and replace my broken spoke. Who cares about years of experience and train knowledge when we have the inner webs!
  • 5 2
 The Original Goat Simulator!

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Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you're a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. When it comes to goats, not even the sky is the limit, as you can probably just bug through it and crash the game.

DISCLAIMER
Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.

KEY FEATURES
• You can be a goat
• Get points for wrecking stuff - brag to your friends that you're the alpha goat
• MILLIONS OF BUGS! We're only eliminating the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious and we're keeping it
• In-game physics that bug out all the time
• Seriously look at that goat's neck
• You can be a goat
  • 3 0
 @blackthorne
You probably won’t get to readgthis as you’ve undoubtedly cancelled every outside sub.
I try and typically have a positive experience with customers. However since this is the webs, put it
In the context of your job, certainly you’ve had one of those. Do you want or entertain folks who ask how it is you do what you do? It’s really quite simple, just do the following: buy all the tools needed for every task you want to complete, you’ll need quite a bit of room for these tools so think big, living room, garage or build a dedicated space for all the new stuff your buying. Lights, you’ll need lots of light so buy a bunch of that. Then learn, squire knowledge from you tube or any number of pubs/ books, schools or just walk around then mc park and ask them bmxers how to do common tasks associated with bike maintenance and repair. Ok, next is twist screws and add air to the levers assembly and just move stuff around until you think you’ve got everything just right. Just for good measure so a dance around your pile of abbey tools and all the dot 5 stuff as this is what all bike mechanics do when you the customer turns away.
Additional you could identify your role as a consumer entering a place of business where you are trading your money for task completion. Just ponder the idea of/,nevermind
  • 5 0
 This honestly looks like a lot of fun, but why is the only mountain bike a 90s era hardtail?
  • 5 0
 Target market, clearly.
  • 6 0
 Weed Shop 3 for bike mechanics.
  • 6 0
 April fools must be in May for Poland.
  • 6 0
 Jesus Christ, how hard is it to remember "Righty, tighty. Lefty Loosey"
  • 3 0
 Thanks shitty phone for posting that before it was complete. Every 5 minutes the job you are doing is interrupted with a mini game where you have to find your 10mm spanner or socket.
  • 3 0
 Great, time to go home after work and do the exact same shit at home. Gonna lose my fucking sanity, customers asking us to tighten their hydraulic brakes up and other stupid stuff must be included for the full experience.
  • 3 0
 So now I can do another 10 hours after an 11 hours shift.. Anyway hopefully it gives some insight to apprentices without wrecking half the tools and components.
  • 5 0
 Can't be any stranger than Goat Simulator.
  • 3 0
 I hope there's a mode for old French and Swiss threaded bottom brackets and steerer tubes along with their odd-sized diameter headsets, seatposts, stems and handlebars.
  • 5 0
 "Press 'X' to place on Back-Order"
  • 2 1
 Someone should make a legit wheel truing simulator. That is the one bike thing that could be fairly well simulated. Then if any simulator creator could at some point in their life see a human lean a bicycle over while riding that would be amazing.
  • 3 0
 This is gonna keep r/bikewrench hopping. A bunch of goofballs that should never touch a bike giving advice to a bunch of goofballs that shouldn't have touched their bikes.
  • 4 0
 Hot damn. As a shop rat this thread is so satisfying. Too bad not a single client will read this.
  • 3 0
 so right before you turn off the game someone buys an e bike and wants a rack, fenders, kickstand, cage and lights installed?
  • 4 0
 Ha, interested to see if on job descriptions customer states "was just riding around"
  • 2 0
 According to their website, Manager Games has also produced such block buster titles as “Prison Architect,” “Tennis Elbow Manager 2” and my favorite “Cat Cafe Manager.”
  • 1 0
 i love that all the wrenches turn the wrong way to loosen parts, break chains..

also, wheres the virtual customer that stands talking to you telling bullshit stories and asking stupid questions, Or the annoying sales guy jumping in to get you to instal a bottle cage to make a bike sale?

no dog shit on tires? weak.
  • 1 0
 Well looks lime Im out of work now!!!! To bad as I was REALLY looking forward to hand in my notice. After all triathletes are going to be able to service there own bikes now!
  • 4 0
 The reversed thread direction is killing me
  • 3 0
 Level 1 is all new specialized rock hoppers, level 10 is 10 year old huffy's.
  • 2 0
 I want a Pinkbike simulator so I can simulate reading this article, followed by me throwing my simulated laptop out a simulated window, instead of doing it IRL.
  • 5 0
 Are the wages better?
  • 2 0
 These comments are great probably because many of us are bike industry crustaceans who regret our life choices but would probably still do it all over again.
  • 1 0
 What about the day when you sign in and you have zero stock and the windows are smashed? Do you have to virtually deal with the ploice and insurance company too, or is that a separate game.
  • 4 1
 Farm Simulator 2015-2022 finally has some real competition.
  • 3 0
 don't disrespect farm simulators
  • 3 0
 Now I can just play videogames instead of going to work every day! Hooray!
  • 3 0
 Dang, Swift crowd wont ever have to leave home now. Pssh
  • 3 0
 But will the soundtrack rip as hard as Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2?
  • 2 0
 Exceptionally poor bike/body separation. Recommend keeping it in the parking lot.
  • 3 0
 I've been playing this in my garage for years
  • 2 0
 Give me a suspension service simulator with a dyno, different shimstacks, and a nitro charger
  • 2 0
 And can you earn enough points to become a Pinkbiker and blow a gasket every time ebikes are mentioned?
  • 1 0
 Now I can struggle in the online world trying to undo a pedal that the hulk did up with a 15ft breaker bar as well as in reality!!!
  • 2 0
 This must be b******! Who would buy that?
  • 1 0
 Now I can finally build a 12K bike every evening! No sign of confusion from my side ..
  • 2 0
 make bike mechanic kart already and give the people what they want
  • 2 0
 I love those colorful BB's. Where do I get one?
  • 1 0
 chris king
  • 2 1
 Will you be able to prank your colleagues by spreading Judy Butter on toast and passing it off as jam?
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer nails it. This missed the April 1st date by over a month.
  • 1 0
 people can finaly learn to bleed sram brakes instead of blaming the brakes themselves.
  • 1 0
 Lol there's no way an actual bike mechanic came up with this. Definitely one of the most mediocre jobs I've ever had.
  • 2 0
 Shit job deserves a shit game
  • 2 0
 will it feature customers who want a tricycle assembled on the spot?
  • 1 0
 does it simulate when a tire explodes while trying to seat it and sealant goes everywhere?
  • 2 0
 Will it ask you if you “ do tune-ups”?
  • 1 0
 @ConMan05: the word “tune” has become one of my least favorite words in the English language because of customers asking that…
  • 1 0
 Here's hoping there's a VR port.
  • 2 0
 I just picture a fake handlebar moustache hanging down from the googles.
  • 2 1
 Is it April first?! I'm confused.
  • 1 0
 so true
  • 1 0
 Every 5 minutes the job you are doing
  • 1 0
 0:30 - Left-handed thread?
  • 1 0
 "get a job Billy" "but dad I do have a job......"
  • 1 0
 to be honest this actually looks kind of good
  • 1 0
 "Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey" does not apply in the game, huh?
  • 1 0
 A stool in the workshop! I wish I had time to sit down.
  • 1 0
 Can the shop dog bite people?
  • 1 3
 That cut on the music sting at the end needs to die in an eBike dumpster fire.
  • 2 1
 Ok but positive thing, because bashing is mean, way to put something into the world. It ain’t easy.
  • 1 1
 april fools





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