- the worst bike maintenance jobs
Servicing forks is pretty bad…so much potentially for messing up (scratching surfaces, dirt in internals, losing little clips/screws/etc) combined with the fact that no matter how careful, oil will get spilt.
…I maybe just be saying this though as I’ve spent this afternoon servicing my Revs including ‘forgetting’ that I’d removed the MOCO unit before turning the forks upside down dumping 100ml+ of fork oil on the dining room floor. 😳Posted 6 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
.removing old cleats….any jobs on the bike worse than that ?
Smug response – sorry. Have you ever heard of Copaslip / Copper grease? When you get em out – grease em before you reinstall. A bit late now I know.
My worse job is the winter daily / weekly cleaning of oily grit from the chain / drivetrain. Does my head in.Posted 6 years ago_tom_Member
Didn’t find a job then? Wounder, sorry to hear that
‘fraid not, but to be honest with the bike park now closed Whistler is kind of boring especially when it’s raining all the time now it’s autumn. The non-bike park trails are ok but not really my kind of riding (not on a DH bike anyway) apart from a couple of north shore type trails which are really fun. Would’ve been nice to go back to Vancouver for a while but I’ve ran out of money hahaPosted 6 years agoWaderiderMember
Speaking as a cycle mechanic, the worst job is working on a bike that is so badly engineered that all the skills in the world won’t get it to a satisfactory condition. As mentioned above then – working on bike shaped objects.
As an after thought, working on bikes that’ll never be used, or bikes owned by a-holes is pretty demoralizing also. Conversely working on bike belonging to customers who buy me doughnuts etc, is one of lifes pleasures.
Personally and maybe irrationally – I hate bolting the back wheels into singlespeeds/fixies/bmx’s and the axle shifts in the dropouts as you torque the bolts. That rips my knitting. All bikes should have tugs, or what I call Ritchey style dropouts and eccentric BB’s. It’s the law round here (in my microcosm).Posted 6 years ago
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