what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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whatever works. works

April 8, 2016

you may not have a shifter cable you may not have a shifter or a shifter cable but maybe you have an old Bic you could wedge in there and keep things on the second cog. it beats walking. whatever works. works. 




as the fair weather fans and weekend warriors come out of hibernation and bike shops staff-up

if you've ever worked in a bike shop you will appreciate Ric's perspective and experience

i'm the guy that prefers not to chit-chat and gets shit done and gets frustrated with all the horseshit

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Alistair said...

Good call Mark. Ric tells it how it is. I enjoy reading about his perspective on "all this".

Posted April 9, 2016 07:23 AM | Reply to this comment

reverend dick said...

Thanks, Mark. That was worth reading. I will copy/paste it to my manager, and he will do not a damn thing. I also just want to get the work done well (even if the bike is ugly or boring or a piece of shit- which is NOT the case with several of our "mechanics". It is somebody's bike, and they need it to work as best it possibly can...) and I don't want to yap about your race or your shiny parts dreams, etc.

Posted April 9, 2016 09:47 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder asser said...

some it of is work styles in general and not unique to the bike shop. like those who stop working to talk about taking a lunch break for 45 minutes before they actually take their lunch. or those who spend more time talking about how much work they have to do than they do actually doing the work. or those who love to go meetings and talk about doing things but they never really do much of anything. why is the most efficient mechanic out front answering the phone and adjusting the straps on test ride helmets all day? while the enthusiastic mechanic in the back room assigned to full tuneups and overhauls spends most of their time talking about youtube videos. ?

Posted April 10, 2016 10:57 AM | Reply to this comment

bret in abq said...

It's the same no matter where you work. Really. For real.

Posted April 11, 2016 07:39 AM | Reply to this comment

Judy Isaacson said...

never neveer let them move you to the Head Shed!! it is all talk all the time. stay across the alley, street, where you are is where you are.

Posted April 14, 2016 11:16 AM | Reply to this comment

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