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    'brifter' is a lame word.
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    Don't be this guy...





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    Shot pads...or the ignored 1.5mm thickness minimum? Or, both?

    There was a hilarious thread on reddit in bikewrench about failures seen at a shop:

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    'brifter' is a lame word.
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    I should start one here, I could easily post something every day. Hmmmm...
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    Don't be this guy...

    Careful, thereís a thread out there already about the dangers of... circular saw blades on bicycles. Someone might force it into another thread.

    I hope that guy is a pro who just donít care... or DUI/no license guy who just donít care.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I should start one here, I could easily post something every day. Hmmmm...
    Please donít do it daily. I canít handle the stress.

    Also, if youíre in customer service, I think itís highly unprofessional to mock your paying customers on the Internet, which might as well be to their face.

    Sure #bikeshophorrors is a thing, but that doesnít make it right.


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    Completely oblivious that he'd smoked his pads and was metal to metal. No idea there was a problem. Probably has no idea he needs to have the oil changed in his car.
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    meh.....there's a sub-reddit where auto mechanics post pics of the worst jobs; had one once of a Crown Vic where the front rotors were worn down to the vent chambers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Completely oblivious that he'd smoked his pads and was metal to metal. No idea there was a problem. Probably has no idea he needs to have the oil changed in his car.
    As long as he keeps riding, itís job security and a chance to be the trusted guy. Thereís probably an 8 year learning curve with that guy.




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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    meh.....there's a sub-reddit where auto mechanics post pics of the worst jobs; had one once of a Crown Vic where the front rotors were worn down to the vent chambers!
    That doesnít mean itís professional for a customer service professional to do it.

    Also, something of a testament to designers and engineers who managed to have the lowest common denominator in mind when they built the brakes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kjdhawkhill View Post
    Please donít do it daily. I canít handle the stress.

    Also, if youíre in customer service, I think itís highly unprofessional to mock your paying customers on the Internet, which might as well be to their face.

    Sure #bikeshophorrors is a thing, but that doesnít make it right.


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    Oh well...I see it as more of an advisory thing: Don't do this, or let this happen...stuff like that. Who knows, I might save someone's life.

    Mocking...unprofessional...pffffft. I'm providing a service here.
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    Maybe he was just testing to see if there actually was anything to Ice-Tech.
    Seeing is believing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Oh well...I see it as more of an advisory thing: Don't do this, or let this happen...stuff like that. Who knows, I might save someone's life.

    Mocking...unprofessional...pffffft. I'm providing a service here.
    Advising by mocking is practically a tradition in type A professions, but if itís a regular thing and youíre looking for the next best post itís not about safety or service. We all have to start somewhere and stop somehow, even if weíve worn our rotors down to the blades on a delislicer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kjdhawkhill View Post
    Advising by mocking is practically a tradition in type A professions, but if itís a regular thing and youíre looking for the next best post itís not about safety or service. We all have to start somewhere and stop somehow, even if weíve worn our rotors down to the blades on a delislicer.


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    How do you know that I'll actually mock? I'm serious about just showing stuff in more of an advisory way. Why don't you just wait and see before you start accusing me of being unprofessional?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    How do you know that I'll actually mock?
    That's what I come here for, come on!
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    Cx I would like see a thread started. Donít see how it would be mocking, unless you used people names or named the shop you work a and the day and time the bike came in. I think it would be interesting to see and maybe learn from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmach View Post
    Cx I would like see a thread started. Donít see how it would be mocking, unless you used people names or named the shop you work a and the day and time the bike came in. I think it would be interesting to see and maybe learn from them.
    Done. I'll start one...what shall I call it? 'CX's not-making-fun-of-anyone thread full of advice'? Maybe just continue w/ this one?
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    "don't be this guy" is a title that could cover a pretty broad spectrum of fVck-ups.
    Unless, of course, a chick did it.

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    Iím more curious as to which catagory you are going to start it in?

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    Nothing a little steel wool won't clean up.

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I should start one here, I could easily post something every day. Hmmmm...
    I'd pay to subscribe to that!

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    Done. I'll start one...what shall I call it? '
    Maybe the Mods could create a sub forum just for it.
    Hahaha yea right, like that'd happen.

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    "don't be this guy"
    That's a good one.

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    Iím more curious as to which catagory you are going to start it in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjdhawkhill View Post
    That doesnít mean itís professional for a customer service professional to do it.
    Relax dude. Anonymous personal time on the internet has nothing to do with professionalism. And posing pictures or stories about hack jobs done by an unnamed and un-pictured person has nothing to do with mocking anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I should start one here, I could easily post something every day. Hmmmm...
    I'd freakin love it.

    Just do itģ

    Question: If you're posting something about a clueless customer's tire or wheel, will we be able to holler at you that it's not in the correct subforum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Oh well...I see it as more of an advisory thing: Don't do this, or let this happen...stuff like that. Who knows, I might save someone's life.

    Mocking...unprofessional...pffffft. I'm providing a service here.
    As long as names aren't revealed, I see this as a harmless warning to others, not a mockery to your customers.
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    Can we also do a "don't be that mechanic" for all of the stupid things that bike shops can do to bikes? Or will that be the same thread?

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    I once took a shuttle up a mountain to do a 35-mile straight descent. I knew it was going to be harsh on the brakes so I put in fresh organic resin pads (not semi-metallic) before going. I also brought a long a new pair of pads too just in case. Well at the end of my run, the pads were pretty close to being at their usage limits, but I ended up changing them anyway due to them glazing and not grabbing much and making loud noises, they were shot. So your man could have gone on a longass downhill trip and not realize that he was gonna burn up his pads, especially if they're organic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    I once took a shuttle up a mountain to do a 35-mile straight descent.
    Stay off the BRAKES!
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