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.
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
↓↘→ + X is for throwing a fork damper at the neighbouring mechanic. Aim for the head.
> 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).
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
"My bike is making a noise. Can you fix it and how much will it cost?"
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
@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.
Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. I’m gonna go hit a bong and ride my singlespeed.
Yes, you were rude. And now you're gaslighting us.
"I was a just-a riding along-a eh?!"
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"
Nobody got time for that
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).
is ham fisting an unlockable power up?
...between dozens of cheap 'Rockbros' Amazon pedals.
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!
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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
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.
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