Last weekend took two bikes to shop for some work as follows:
Bike A, fit new fork and while it is here new chain and cassette.
Bike B, fit new head set so it is same as A and I can swap forks with minimal faff. Set up with new wheels, swap cassette and caliper and give it a check over.
Collect bikes just before closing time tonight and bring home.
Bike A, put some air in the fork and rode down street, chain gets stuck between chain stay and small ring, comes free and then drops off on the road. Power link not correctly tightened.
Bike B, rode down the road to check it, gears not indexing correctly, turn round the steering is really heavy.
Onto work stand, rear mech cable is looser than a Rob Warner commentary and rear brake sticks, caliper incorrectly aligned. Headset is making a terrible rubbing noise and is really stiff when the bars are turned. The headset bolt has virtually no preload in it, I can turn the spacer under the stem with two fingers.
I am despartely trying to think of any reason for this level of incompetence, but really I'm struggling. The bikes will be back there tomorrow anyone care to predict the excuses I'm likely to get?