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    Nightmare Shop Days

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    Man, I would be so stoked to see that roll into our shop. At least it is interesting.

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    Nightmare Shop Days

    We had a guy come in today with an old trek and he said his bb felt weird. So I took a look at it, and both bb shells are empty, just packed with dirt, and the cranks were just tightened down against the shells, terribly gouging the crank arms, and grinding through the spindle.

    That was a fun two hours.


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    That bike is...amazing.

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    I'd ride it.

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    I politely refer those bikes elsewhere. I'm honestly not equipped with parts to service them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    I politely refer those bikes elsewhere. I'm honestly not equipped with parts to service them.
    Neither are we, but the lead tech takes them in constantly. Takes an hour to fix a flat. Front wheel has to be supported on some kind of makeshift stand because the wiring has no disconnect provisions. Therefore limiting the distance you can move the wheel by the length of wiring slack. The one in the photo weighed 185 pounds. Nightmare.
    You sound like a better boss. We wont turn away anything.

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    I'm self employed and run a one man tool building and repair shop. I also travel a fair bit as a race tech. So when I am in town I am forced to pick and choose once in a while. I bill everything by the hour so I sheild myself from the hour long flat fix and 6 hour tt bike build. Most of the time that works in the customers favor but once in a while it saves my ass.

    Maybe you should sit your guy down and tell him you lost $45 fixing that flat. If the customer comes back reguraly for things that your shop can profit from it was worth it. But if he realizes you're the only suckers in town willing to fix his flat you're better off sending him elsewhere.

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