Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead: We Need To Talk About Jack

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Dieter is the kind of bike nerd mechanic that every good bike shop should want. He is endlessly enthusiastic about getting people of all kinds onto bikes of all sorts. He can fix your bike even when the outlook looks bleak. Go for a ride with him and you’ll probably end up doing high fives and exclaiming ‘sick!’. In short, he has boundless enthusiasm for all things bike. He’s also a bit of a socially conscious punk environmentalist, so he’s probably a bit rubbish if your bike shop is one of those glittering concept store type places where it doesn’t smell of rubber and GT85 (Or WD40). Luckily for him, and us, he works at our local social enterprise bike shop, and we’ve talked him into bringing us a few of his more ingenious and interesting fixes, alongside whatever commentary he might like to get off his chest. We hope you enjoy…

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  • Back From The Dead: We Need To Talk About Jack
  • ellceecee
    Full Member

    Amazing! Hope Jack works out in the shop.

    Full Member

    What a great update. Congrats to Jack.

    Full Member

    We should club together and buy jack a couple of new tools each month… I’ll throw a few quid in to top up his set.

    Full Member

    Well done. I’m think that apprenticeships can work excellently.

    Best of luck Jack, sounds like you have a good employer too!

    I worked in bike shops a lot of the time between 18 and 22 and had a great time.

    Free Member

    This is great news for the shop and for Jack. Congratulations! The shop has come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. This is an Aladdin’s cave of a bike shop. Whatever I need, there’s usually something lying around that’s perfectly serviceable, for a MUCH lower price.

    Free Member

    I like this shop and the people involved in it. Top work!

    Full Member

    A heart-warming piece of writing… thanks for that 🙂

    Full Member

    I approve of your ‘lathe’. I’ve done so many bodges, er, precision improvisations, using similar methods.

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