(For people who work at a a bike shop) Stupid and dangerous things on customer's bikes.

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  1. Grant

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    I have used many sealed BBs. And 3 piece BBs. I am confused how this would look.
     
  2. Grant

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    What kind of bike was this if it was a "father and son" project? Details about the bike!
     
  3. Grant

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    Not mine, but someone said that this nice Trek came into their shop. The white stuff on the Campy derailleur is corrosion.
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    It's alive!
     
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    Just an old mongoose full suspension that they pulled apart, rattle canned, and attempted to put it back together... I forgot that they also installed the lower headset bearing upside down...


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    They used the drive side cup from the sealed bb and the cup from the original adjustable bottom bracket on the non drive side... tightening it enough to tear the outer race from the bearing on the non drive side...
     
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  7. Grant

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    Yikes!!!!!!!
     
  8. Grant

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    There should be a license for bike tools. Oh well... Just a Walgoose.
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  9. SpikeFC

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    Yes, and for stupid ideas. I remember a guy who came to my shop with this:
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    And his idea was to make a "city bike" from it. As he described it "You know, wider tires, normal steering bar etc.". When I told him stupid would be converting a 250$ bike, cause for 200$ he could actually buy a whole "city bike", so what was the purpose fo buying this piece of c...p in the first place? :21:
     
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  10. Grant

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    Btwin is fake Schwinn?
     
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  11. SpikeFC

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    Kinda. In Poland we have a chain of sports supermarkets called Decathlon. The place that is mostly filled with things of their own brands that are super cheap and of very poor quality. They also produce bicycles under their own brands wich are:

    Btwin
    Rockrider
    Decathlon
    Railway

    All of the bikes are of super lousy quality, even the pricey ones (in most cases they only have Shimano/Sram deraillreurs & shifters, other parts of cheapest brands)

    Fun fact - When I count bicycles by their makers, to see wich are the most popular bikes that come to my workshop I count all of those brands as just "Decathlon".

    Anticipating the questions - The most popular brands in my workshop are:

    Kross - Polish, company that basically replaced the Romet brand (and ressurected it awhile ago)
    "Decathlon" - for obvious reasons...
    Kellys - Slovakian, we actually even sell those.

    And the least popular are:

    Huffy - only two of those were repaired, a cruiser & MTB from the 90's.
    Schwinn - also only two, kinda modern ones.
    Mongoose - Only one oldschool MTB.
    ZZR - Polish, earlier name of the Romet company. Only one bicycle, but from 1967.

    And when it comes to what's the oldest thing that came to my workshop (besides my bikes) - It was an early 1950's Mifa or Move (i don't remember, basically a GDR brand)
     
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  12. Bike from the Dead

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    I just landed a part-time job as a bike assembler/washer at a local bike shop a few hours ago. After checking out this thread, I can't wait to see what rolls into the shop when I start next week...
     
  13. Grant

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    :)
     
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    Cool job. In my imagination, you've just unlocked the door to a wonderland of old parts and takeoffs
     
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  15. Grant

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    There is no axle sticking out of the right nut, while there is a bunch of axle sticking out of the left nut.
     
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    I don't have any pictures but the one I see often is the blown out suspension fork or rear shock with a bolt put in it to hold it up. People have asked me to drill out old forks and do this more than once.
     
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  17. Grant

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    I saw a picture of that done on a brand new Fox rear shock.
     
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    This thing reminds me of what Todd Howard (CEO of Bethesda Studios) said in 2015 E3 about Fallout 4 more than once - "IT JUST WORKS"
     
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    Awesome brake caliper extensions!
     
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    The brake light is angled like that for riding in traffic; the car passing you knows you are stopping
     
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