NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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One of my first jobs was as a shop rat. I was into BMX, and Windsurfing. I was hanging out in the Windsurfing shop and asked them if they needed help cleaning up and organizing..etc. They said "No, but check next door". Next door was the bike shop and I kinda knew the owner. I just asked if he needed help cleaning bikes, fixing flats...etc. He asked me if I knew anything about repairs and I did "some". He then asked if I knew how to rebuild a coaster brake. I did, so I said, "With my eyes closed". He made me put my money where my mouth was and had me do one blind-folded. I did, and he gave me the job.
My primary job was the maintenance of the rental fleet. (all single speed beach cruisers). I washed them, rebuilt hubs and bottom brackets all summer. Also helped out with any other repairs and kept the shop clean and organized. Swept floors, took out the garbage and YUCK! cleaned the bathroom. Worked there for like 4 years and loved it! Looking back, it was one of the best jobs I ever had.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger