Holy shit/Bike Shop lulz


#13061

There was a game at my old shop that had a bathroom off the service area where you’d slide a tube under the door after someone went in and inflate it from the outside with the compressor until it exploded. Never happened to me thankfully.


#13062

Back in my amazing mistakes phase, building my first sweet fixie, I got some sweet wheels from the internet and when they arrived the eyelets were just naked. I thought they looked awfully sharp, but they surely wouldn’t ship them like that if it was dangerous… I installed tubes and tires and pumped em up and everything was fine and I was super proud of myself.

Sometime later I was watching TV upstairs and it sounded like a gun went off. Not knowing that rim strips were a thing I cut up some old jeans and used denim to cover those pesky holes.


#13063

$100 product idea: selvedge denim rim strips…No really, sell them on IG for $100/wheel.


#13064

Fond-de-jeante


#13065

smiled briefly, exhaled sharply through my nose.

Highest comedy accolades.


#13066

You truly are the greatest tarcker


#13067

Better than those knockoff fond de Nimes


#13068

You truly are the greatest tarcker[/quote]

awwww

juge fredd esq sparkly heart bear.gif


#13069

A shop I worked at breifly claimed to play that game but I never witnessed it.

Did y’all also shoot ball bearings at each other with the presta inflator? Switch bike boxes with some BS hybrid when someone’s new bike showed up? I miss those days.


#13070

Ooh. Those sound like fun games. Maybe I’ll get back into shop life when I’m burned out on teaching and teach these old games to the young whipper snappers turning wrenches.


#13071

Not down for the ball bearing in the presta inflator. Fuck that game.


#13072

On our rubber nozzle head we found it used the same thread as hollow rear axle, so that gave you enough barrel length to fire darts from spokes/nipples cut out of wheels…


#13073

I know of two mechanics who were terminated on the spot for shooting spokes at a cardboard cut out of a human silhouette.


#13074

do you think they would have kept their jobs if it was a horse or cow silhouette?


#13075

#fakenews!

Alternatively, shop management may have seen that behavior and instantly and correctly concluded that those guys are idiots and they didn’t want them anywhere near a customer bike.


#13076

yeah, creating improvised projectiles in a shop is kind of a major liability


#13077

Yep. Also, it was after one of the many mass shootings and it was done in plain sight of customers. Idiots.


#13078

Yep. Also, it was after one of the many mass shootings and it was done in plain sight of customers. Idiots.[/quote]
Yeah, bad optics aside, fuck working in an environment where people are shooting small projectiles out of a 200 psi compressor.


#13079

Only 130 psi, but yea.

At the shops where we shot ball bearings it was definitely an opt-in sort of arrangement.


#13080

presta capa is as far as i go. and that’s with safety glasses and away from people/valuables.