(Original post by black_mamba)
Bikes are so easy to work on you can learn a shedload of mechanics so quickly and easily with them even with no experience (although a helping hand from my Haynes manual is essential), ahem.
So what sort of work were you doing at this shop, just selling stuff to poor unsuspecting bikers huh?
True, but them Haynes manuals get on my nerves...
They are quite easy to work on, the taking off the wheels are easier then i though
and the chain as well. Stripping the suspension was a challenge though, at the best of times. Changing typres was pretty straight forward, as we had the tyre machine thing.
Kind of work: Helping out the mechanic sometimes, working the shop where they had clothing, and the bikes, yeh, basically selling poor unsuspecting bikers stuff they don't need but will buy. For example, a mini 'non tearable' and 'water proof maps' - they sold like hot cakes. Also stuff like exploding valve caps, and all that crap. The Riders were so friendly though, always offered to take me and the others on the back of their bikes on a sunday morning and go to the Sussex Meets, which was a nice thing.
I would go back to it now, if i could, it was the best years of my life