Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby musket on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:21pm

pushbikerider wrote:
Spokes wrote:
musket wrote:
Isn't that ANOTHER reason not to visit your shop?


Well name any still working bike mechs that have done an apprentiship in bike mechanics.

Im intrested to know.


Gordon Boyd at pedal Pushers, I'm pretty sure that Graeme Ward at the same did an apprenticeship



Oli. He's very much alive.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:22pm

pushbikerider wrote:
Spokes wrote:
musket wrote:
Isn't that ANOTHER reason not to visit your shop?


Well name any still working bike mechs that have done an apprentiship in bike mechanics.

Im intrested to know.


Gordon Boyd at pedal Pushers, I'm pretty sure that Graeme Ward at the same did an apprenticeship


Was that a MCT one?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dented on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:24pm

Spokes wrote:I have been pwn3d
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:25pm

musket wrote:

Oli. He's very much alive.


Cool, didnt realise he was that old. :D
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby musket on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:26pm

Spokes wrote:
pushbikerider wrote:
Spokes wrote:
musket wrote:
Isn't that ANOTHER reason not to visit your shop?


Well name any still working bike mechs that have done an apprentiship in bike mechanics.

Im intrested to know.


Gordon Boyd at pedal Pushers, I'm pretty sure that Graeme Ward at the same did an apprenticeship


they sure taught me how to backpedal
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:28pm

dented wrote:
Spokes wrote:I have been pwn3d


it would seem so. :blush:

I could not do one BITD as they had stopped doing them some years before. I did not realise any tradesmen were still about.

And Im glad to be wrong. :D

It would be a cool thing to get back.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:30pm

wasn't it small engines and bicycles?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:36pm

shmoodiver wrote:wasn't it small engines and bicycles?


I think so. Its a shame these small trades kinda dissapeared. They were real trades unlike many new ones, they were trained to make stuff.

And to make Musket happy I will gladly admit I was wrong.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:38pm

This is my 30th year in the bike game! :0
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:40pm

you can do a degree in tents in america
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:42pm

Oli wrote:This is my 30th year in the bike game! :0


ha ha, oli you should get a handsfree earpiece, then you can be like every bike mechanics mentor....
Bruce O'haloran!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:42pm

Oli wrote:This is my 30th year in the bike game! :0


He builds wheels and talks to customers at the same time!!

Did you do the MCT apprentiship Oli?

Ive been in for 23 years and it had stopped, I remember being told it was stopped years before.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:43pm

shmoodiver wrote:you can do a degree in tents in america


In tents or about tents? :D
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:44pm

You can do a degree in hamburgerology too wtf.

I think for my "apprenticeship" I had to basically do a bullshit "exam" and put some hours in, although I can't really even remember much about it. I remember the MCT time chart though - funny! Some jobs way too much time, and some too little...
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Postby musket on Tue 27/Jan/09 9:45pm

Oli wrote:
musket wrote: Could you really do that?
Yes, it's a commonly used ploy when a bike is too big. In fact, this is one of my primary ways of getting bikes to fit short-arses my smaller clients. I call it the "cut, glue and fit" method. :thumbsup:


Cheers Oli - I just did that to the colnago 62cm I had out back. Looks mint now.
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