Bike shop owners see some funny stuff, consider this one for a moment..............
In comes customer, clutching this wheel and wearing his best grim and determined, "don't mess with me" look.
"There I was, just riding along and the rim cracked". Thorough rim inspection follows, but no cracks are found. "There, look at that crack" he says, pointing to the rim joint.
A brief interrogation follows where customer is asked why the wheel has new spokes (those are not original). "The chain went into the wheel and damaged the spokes and we had them replaced by XYZ Bike Shop". Whose chain?
"No, but this is a sub-standard rim, I mean look at the crack (again referring to the join in the rim)
OK, so you didn't notice that it was mildly out of alignment, just a teeny weeny bit, just maybe?
And you still haven't answered my question WHOSE CHAIN?
After squeezing the stone for what must have felt like hours, out it comes............" I borrowed my girlfiend's bike without asking her, rode it like an idiot, crashed it hard, taco'd the front wheel (still no front wheel drive bikes here) and now I'm in trouble. Could you please help me?"
Why are people so full of bullshit?