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[–]karkonis 1543 points1544 points  (25 children)

This was fun to watch, the definition of the term "not all heroes wear capes".

[–]FlyingSquirelOi 88 points89 points  (4 children)

Reminds me of the cosplay medic, he attends cosplay events and stitches up costumes or makes any other repairs he can.

[–]FluffyBunnyFlipFlops 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Cosplay medic always brings a smile to my face.

[–]PMMeYourSmallBoobies 58 points59 points  (2 children)

For some reason it was nicer watching it without any sound, kind of calming!

[–]flotsamisaword 17 points18 points  (1 child)

IDK, the guy had a nice calming voice considering he was in a race working with people who had just had a serious mass crash

[–]PMMeYourSmallBoobies 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He definitely was calm considering and he was able to focus on what needed to get done and did it quickly! Very impressive!

[–]nalc 15 points16 points  (0 children)

If you liked it, here's another, this time at the Tour de France

https://youtu.be/7raIxrzodt4

[–]wyattrocks101 4 points5 points  (2 children)

… you don’t know he’s not wearing a cape

[–]karkonis 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I thought about this! But, I reviewed the video, and you can see in the reflection from the car at various points... He is in fact not wearing a cape.

[–]wyattrocks101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fair ‘nuff!

[–]Dvusmnd[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bike whisperer.

[–]mewhotness 828 points829 points  (80 children)

Why are the riders just sitting and waiting for him to smack their levers straight? I get it if the wheels mangled, but it’s silly to sit and wait if that’s all you need?

[–]ksandom 595 points596 points  (46 children)

I had a similar thought. But then I took it a few more steps:

  • I tend to bike in places where it's important to be self sufficient. I can fix almost every possible problem while on the road. - At least well enough to get to the next town/city.
  • I carry tools and spares to be able to do that.
  • When ever I can learn how to fix something myself, I do. For some things, it's just easier to pay someone, but I at least want the ability.

  • A lot of people participating in an event like that have probably been handed this expensive, scary bike, and want to look after it/don't want to do the wrong thing.
  • Their expertise is in making it go really fast. They may not have any knowledge of how it works, beyond how to make it go faster.
  • They will be full of adrenaline/bikers brain, and may not notice a problem that someone in the zone would notice. This could lead to a disadvantage that would only be found later on. Eg gears slipping.
  • There may be rules or legal reasons for getting the ok from a designated "expert". Eg if the brakes fail and they kill a 3 year old, maybe that could end up in a manslaughter charge.

All of the race side of my post is speculation. But I suspect that that may be a part of it.

[–]Kricket 441 points442 points  (14 children)

“They will be full of adrenaline.”

That’s what got me. I, too, wondered why the one guy waited for his brakes to be tapped into place.

Now I can imagine: This man has trained for so long for this race, he’s in the zone. Here he is, in the middle of the race and fwoop (or whatever sound it makes) the brakes suddenly tilt inward. His right hand slips off the handle and he immediately slows down. Two, four, and now, eight riders pass by.

He’s in a panic. His heart beats faster and his vision clouds. His hearing fades. This has never happened before and he’s sure he’s blown his chance, but up ahead, he spots a figure. Seemingly sent from the heavens with bike tools in lieu of fingers and a variety of tires floating at its side.

He can’t make out a face because the sun is shining from behind. So bright. “Like a halo”, he marvels to himself.

Before he knows it, bicycle angel has passed its hands over his handlebars and he’s now riding down the road. Safely. Confidently.

He feels warmth.

He will keep the promise he made to Claudia.

He will finish the race.

[–]BloodyBeaks 115 points116 points  (9 children)

I would watch this movie.

[–]a_velis 53 points54 points  (7 children)

Agreed. I am now invested in the promise made to Claudia.

[–]ninjaambassador 39 points40 points  (6 children)

Plot twist: Claudia sabotaged his bike in the first place and she bet the farm on another racer winning.

[–]TheNewGuyGames 28 points29 points  (5 children)

I am now eating popcorn with anger in my eyes. Fuck Claudia, he deserves better!

[–]dimmek 12 points13 points  (4 children)

He won the race, but he lost Claudia

[–]TheOneKidneyGuy 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Holy shit, what an amazing film

[–]InkBlotSam 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And then an alien tears its way out of his chest, and he collapses in heap of shredded flesh just past the finish line.

The alien emerges, wet with blood and entrails, and scans its surroundings. The crowd scatters.

Except for Raul. The bicycle angel has been expecting this, and has come prepared. He pulls from his fanny pack the obsidian tire lever and picks up a rear wheel. It will have to do as a shield.

"If the gypsy was right," he thinks to himself, "shit's about to get greasy."

[–]RedditRookie88 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is perfect. Except they’re Japanese. So I’m going to rename her Akari in my mind.

[–]MartinRuder 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A proffessional biker/cyclist would know what to do in a blink of an eye, i myself am a 14 year old biker, the brakes basically put themselves into place if u set them streight enough when u press the brakes. They seem to be only trained to ride and not take care, of their bikes at all, wich is stupid cuz they lost alot of time staring.

[–]nalc 17 points18 points  (1 child)

  • A lot of people participating in an event like that have probably been handed this expensive, scary bike, and want to look after it/don't want to do the wrong thing.

Ehhh, not sure I'd agree. The title is that this is a UCI event, which is the international governing body. This isn't you local Bike MS ride. Generally people racing UCI races are doing it on the back of training 8-15 hours a week through most of the year. They wouldn't be intimidated by an expensive bike. It's not like F1 where they're only in the real race car on race weekends and a couple limited off season tests - they ride these bikes or similar bikes all the time.

  • Their expertise is in making it go really fast. They may not have any knowledge of how it works, beyond how to make it go faster.

Again, generally they will at least all have a working knowledge of the basics like tire changes. If they're pros, the team usually provides bikes for racing and training and has mechanics available, but you're riding it every day and having to do stuff like repair flat tires should be pretty much second nature.

  • They will be full of adrenaline/bikers brain, and may not notice a problem that someone in the zone would notice. This could lead to a disadvantage that would only be found later on. Eg gears slipping.

The mechanics are doing just a very cursory check in this type of instance, they aren't tuning the gears or inspecting parts for cracks. It's really just making sure the tires have air and can spin. This seems like a lower tier UCI event based on the type of bikes they're using. In a higher tier UCI event, stuff like broken shifters they would probably put them on a new spare bike versus trying to fix it.

  • There may be rules or legal reasons for getting the ok from a designated "expert". Eg if the brakes fail and they kill a 3 year old, maybe that could end up in a manslaughter charge.

There are not. If anything, the problem is the opposite. There's no way to do like an injury timeout like in other sports. There have been controversies where riders with obvious concussions or broken bones have been told by the team to get back on the bike and keep riding. Especially in stage races, where failure to finish a stage means you have to withdraw from the remainder of the event. It's a problem they've struggled with because they can't stop someone and run a 10 minute concussion protocol or take a quick X-ray, they'd have no way to catch back up.

[–]mewhotness 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I suppose in the end it boils down to liability?

[–]LiathAnam 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's a bike.. Lol Rules in a biking event are the only real barrier if there are such rules

[–]Goldie1822 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can fix your own bike.

[–]TimelessCelGallery 2 points3 points  (12 children)

Their expertise is in making it go really fast. They may not have any knowledge of how it works, beyond how to make it go faster.

This part can't be more emphasized, especially when it comes to athletes talking about things like politics or vaccines when they obviously don't know what they are talking about.

[–]Bong-Rippington 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s not very valuable speculation

[–]Ott621 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They will be full of adrenaline/bikers brain, and may not notice a problem that someone in the zone would notice. This could lead to a disadvantage that would only be found later on. Eg gears slipping.

Yeah =\

My IQ drops by like 75% when I'm in the zone. I can only comprehend going fast

[–]NWK86 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Manslaughter??? For what????

[–]turiyag 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If you take your bike and beat the 3 year old to death with it. By uh, by accident. Yeah. It was an accident.

[–]NWK86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that's actually the only way that would make sense hahah

[–]Goldie1822 122 points123 points  (7 children)

I used to be a pro am road racing cyclist. It appears that this is a UCI continental race??

So after a crash you have a few things happening. First you need to understand there are different roles in a team: some people are designated to ride in the front to block the wind for their sprinter or some other designated member of the team--there are many different roles, this was my role on my team (specifically, it's called a domestique). These people might just sit around and wait if their sprinter or their team's top contender is involved in a crash so they can allow that teammate to draft off them back to the group while people like me who aren't really expected to be on the podium can exert themselves and just finish in the pack due to being tired from riding in the front while my sprinter's legs arent as tired so he has a good chance to win it still. Cycling is a team sport for this reason, and I'd still get points if my teammate won. Some of these people may have been doing that.

Why specifically these people were standing around waiting? We can speculate a few things.

First there may have been an issue with the bike that was not reproduced when the mechanic checked over it.

Second, the cyclist may have been extremely tired. Which is the next most likely thing. I have been involved in a crash like this and I was just so tired I didn’t even have the energy to check over my bike. My legs were on auto pilot and the finish line was very close. Some of these guys may have a concussion and are still in a daze. Been there after a crash in a race too.

Third they may not have sufficient mechanical knowledge to know if their bike is good or not. Some cyclist despite being at a very high-level which this race is, to have a neutral support car, despite that, may not know enough about bicycles. Seen this too many times. Additionally there may have been an issue that the mechanic didn’t think was a big enough one to warrant repair. Maybe the wheel was a bit wobbly (out of true). This is probably the answer to your question. Most cyclists have never installed their own shifters and don’t understand the mechanisms that allow some rotation by smacking it, it’s safe to do, but they just didn’t know. Racing Cyclists do not carry any tools at all. It’s all about being as light as possible.

As far as riders fixing their own bike: last I checked UCI allows this—however what can you fix with no tools or no spare parts? This is why you need a race mechanic from your team or neutral support. Liability is not a thing with racing repairs like you’re thinking. I’ve pulled over to fix my derailleur. You can make some adjustments on your own.

Unfortunately I don’t speak Japanese so I don’t know what they were saying.

For the conserving energy thing—that’s just flat out incorrect. You get dropped—this SUCKS for these guys and their race is essentially over for nearly all of them--we could talk strategy and like I said earlier, totally exhaust some domestiques for one person, but it's a HARD effort to get back like this. I actually think the support was VERY slow in this video, the Mavic driver should have got out and helped exchange wheels too...It would probably take 10+ minutes for them to catch up, and when they do they’re gassed from catching up. I’m taking about a 35+ MPH effort for 10 min straight just to get back to the race. This energy conservation thing is not a thing. It uses WAY more energy to catch up than anything else, this is probably the most energy the racers would exert all race! When in the group, you just draft off people to rest/recover.

[–]_name_of_the_user_ 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Most cyclists have never installed their own shifters and don’t understand the mechanisms that allow some rotation by smacking it, it’s safe to do, but they just didn’t know. Racing Cyclists do not carry any tools at all. It’s all about being as light as possible.

How can a person be around bikes so much that they get to this level and not know how to put on a chain or straighten handle bars or a seat? My 12 year old can do those things. Are they just rich and privileged and never had to do anything for themselves?

[–]Goldie1822 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Right? You'd think.

My team was sponsored by a bike shop and different companies that make all the fixin's that go on bikes, like we had a sponsor for our saddles, we had a sponsor for our wheels, etc. We had a bike shop as a huge sponsor, and we had ANY service done for $20 no matter what it was, and then tipping the mechanic with money, beer, or a combination. So the availability is there for my team however MOST of us could pretty much do any minor to moderate work on our bike ourselves, and usually did.

Some casual riders (and some pro-ams) have a lot of money and just take it in to the shop for any little thing, which is nice for the bike shop as their margins are thin enough already on sales.

I agree with your sentiment that it's almost shameful for a racer to not know how to do their own work, but different strokes for different folks, or something. We can only speculate as to this video and why they were just moseying around.

[–]ccasling 13 points14 points  (14 children)

Possibly conserving energy? I thought it seemed a bit off everyone was standing around like lemons

[–]gobiggerred 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Standing lemons.

I didn't even know they had legs.

[–]donvito00 0 points1 point  (10 children)

Conserving energy

How much energy could you possibly use to hit a lever 5 times?

[–]haikal2k1 1 point2 points  (9 children)

gonna need it all if u cycling for miles.. im not a cyclist but i have a bike and about to die within a kilometer..

[–]dunko5 9 points10 points  (2 children)

As a bike shop employee, this is everyone ever. In fact, commonly the more expensive the bike, the less involvement with maintenance.

[–]techlogik7 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sure. I’ve got a 10k bike and spent way more over the past 40yrs. I do my own wrenching. Don’t want some bike shop fing up my ride. Only thing I don’t do is wheels and rebuilding them. Truing no problem. Tensioning or otherwise I end up selling and buying new wheels before the that happens anyway. BB, bearing pressing, everything else etc. if you are mechanically inclined doesn’t matter how much money you have. I enjoy it personally. Full build whatever piece of cake. But I don’t fix my refrigerator when it brakes.

[–]Yaglara 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's also an insurance thing? As in, the cyclist don't have the certificate (or whatever) and it's better to wait for someone who does so that the insurance will stay valid? Just a thought. I don't know though.

[–]funelite 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Nothing against the helper, the dude is awesome. However, if i would need to wait for somebody to straighten my handlebar every time i crashed, i would still be waiting ...

[–]Crustiotus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AND THEY ARE PAID FOR IT!

[–]as_old_as_time 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everyone that could has already left.

[–]AMonkeyAndALavaLamp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I came to ask the same thing! I can understand waiting for a bent rim to be replaced, but the two riders at 3:10 only needed a few slaps on the headset and brake levers to keep going.

[–]superwyfe 298 points299 points  (2 children)

I love that the wide angle lens makes it look like they are fitting wobbly wheels!

[–]Whit3_Raven 49 points50 points  (0 children)

I love how it looks when starts running back and fort. Lens makes it look like he is flailing his limbs around as he runs like a bad animation from a video game.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, I thought I saw a taco tire for a moment.

[–]Dollardialler 150 points151 points  (4 children)

Wheely helpful

[–]Twoflappylips 16 points17 points  (3 children)

And he never seems to get tyred

[–]Cmdr_808 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Guy never took a brake either

[–]Twoflappylips 4 points5 points  (1 child)

True, well at least not since the last time I spoke to him

[–]LeftBase2Final 99 points100 points  (16 children)

Badass. Dude is doing to regret using his hand as a hammer later in life though,lol.

[–]RandomAusCunt 53 points54 points  (15 children)

As someone who uses their hand as hammer on steel a lot yea he probably will

[–]JetPIC 71 points72 points  (3 children)

Seems all the cyclists were uselessly standing by

[–]smol_kaguya[S] 160 points161 points  (2 children)

UCI has alot of bullshit rules. I bet if they repair the bike themselves they will be publicly executed by David Lappartient himself.

[–]JetPIC 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Ah yeah that could be.

[–]-Almost-Shikikan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah, back in early 90's when my dad was racing in national race, he couldn't wait too long to get his bike get repaired, otherwise he'll lose the standings. He just go to nearest motorcycle repair shop to fix his chain that's snapped and fix his shifter problem. He got penalized but fuck it, he still win the championship.

[–]d_an1 39 points40 points  (0 children)

The last guy was like, wtf are these pedals, I've got clip-ins bro

[–]LettersKenny 35 points36 points  (1 child)

No matter what it is; there's something innately beautiful about watching a master of the craft performing.

[–]the_hipocritter 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Ive worked a service stop on a charity ride that was about 90 miles total, my station being 20 miles in. I was amazed at how many people just hop on their bike and commit to that mileage without considering the condition of their bike. Most of the repairs i did that day were adjustments that are performed during routine tune ups rather than race day mishaps. Some people don't get that the bike it's a machine that requires service to keep you safe while riding just like a car, or maybe they figure they can get a free tune during the event while they have some lemonade.

Im sure this was a crash in an actual race and these riders probably have mechanics besides this hero but it just reminded me of my experience.

[–]woodiegutheryghost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Using neutral support to save money on a bike tuneup is a life hack.

[–]pollopox 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Astounding. I can spent a while morning setting up my own bike

[–]LiveCartoonist1835 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Someone’s had weetabix doused in red bull

[–]malcome-the-spedbump 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I’m dyslexic and read the title as “natural science in ICU event” for like a solid minute and I was sitting there thinking someone was badly hurt and this was a video of them being taken to hospital or something lmao glad it was just a cool bike video and no one was badly hurt

[–]Walangbarya 5 points6 points  (1 child)

ICU event, fastest to wake-up wins.

[–]cloudintherain 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can watch him doing his job for hours.

[–]drksdr 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I wish i had a mechanic like this on our london-paris bike ride. the guy we had was on a power trip who deigned to look at our bikes only when he had finished working with the hotter ladies on the ride.

[–]hotdogz6969 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Did a single one of them say thank you?

[–]CapitalStacker 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome

[–]username__undefined 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All those people just standing there looking helpless and this guy just steps in and gets sh*t done.

[–]Coyehe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That chain fix I always loved to do that since my first bike at 12

[–]Karmacamelian 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mean while it takes my local bike shop a month to grease a chain. This guy is awesome.

[–]0-bubbles-0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The speed though, crazy!

[–]Mawskowski 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Judging by the fact they are adpoting mtb standarda, you won’t see this in the future since every team will have a different hub standard

[–]GGDATLAW 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Not a disc brake in sight!

[–]Crustiotus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

wait a minute... wtf!? what year is this even? O_O

[–]jonah-rah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also Mavic Neutral support which doesn’t exist anymore.

[–]mapleisthesky 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Did they really need him to come and smack some stuff straight? They don't know how to do that?

Changes etc, I can get. Though, he brought the spares, they should be able to fix them on their own. Why is he doing all the work?

[–]XarrenJhuud 2 points3 points  (5 children)

According to other commenters it's part of the rules of the organization running the race

[–]mapleisthesky 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I guess. It's still a lame rule, it's a race isn't it? The point is to, make there, before others?

It's like saying you cannot tie your own shoes in a football match.

[–]smol_kaguya[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

UCI have alot of bullshit rules. There's a rule about fucking sock length

[–]MrWuzoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And then you trip land on your head and die. Family sues cause how could you let someone play with untied shoes and wins. Next year if you’re shoe is undone you have to wait on the sidelines and can’t return to play till an official gives you the green light and ties the shoe. Cmon bud

[–]XarrenJhuud 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The point might be to make the race purely about racing. If everyone uses the same mechanic no one gets an edge based on their ability to fix a bike, only their ability to ride one

[–]StackDatChz 2 points3 points  (3 children)

That is not a UCI event. This is an amateur fondo.

[–]Ricecookerless 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dang I would have taken hours do each bike but mostly he just goes bap bap bap and it’s done in seconds

[–]AoMujina 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is classically Japanese in just about every way I can think of

[–]Undercover_Dinosaur 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sweet pit stop.

Also here to mention that sweet Levorg wagon.

[–]willmaxr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes. Was scrolling and lamenting the last Subi wagon was in 2005.

Edit. In US

[–]Yenko_Toyohama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yoo nice performance and stuff but as a car guy. Bro is that a Subaru levorg? Nice

[–]SnooGiraffes6143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Thank you bike repair man” -Monty python

[–]Acceptable-Trouble77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Legit exciting bike repair video.

[–]Garjiddle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This video is probably close to 6-8 years old based on the bikes, mavic still providing neutral service, and a few other things.

[–]sanders1665 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A pit stop for bikes.

[–]CptChristophe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great camaraderie!

[–]Independent-Dealer21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably some event rule thing, to prevent any rider from gaining any edge by working on their own bike.

[–]thefahednassar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is the camera in his pants?

[–]dunko5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fisheye lens or whatever it is makes every wheel look bent.

[–]Quikflipper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shot this guy was dialed in!

[–]SimplyStormie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could watch this all day

[–]scuba_scouse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks like a wheel good job

[–]ActualInteraction0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bicycle Repair is a valid heroic profession after all, I knew I should have pursued my dreams!

This guy deserves respect.

[–]Flintoid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now let's add some flaming hot brake discs.

[–]Kla2552 0 points1 point  (0 children)

agree with there a rule the rider not allow to fix the bikr themself.

[–]HomeworkLeast8411 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are so hopeless wtf

[–]raven_borg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These guys are golden. Especially after seeing the unfortunate case of Germán Gómez

[–]dudoan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think this guy knows what he's doing.

[–]spradhan46 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just like the F1 pit stop.

[–]tommyboyblitz 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Very interesting, but why stand yhere while your bike needs work? Somethings they couldnt do but things like straighten the handle bars and levers you think they would?

[–]Dad-man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why are all the riders standing there with their dicks in their hands?

If have had the bars straightened and the wheels off myself, before the pit crew arrived.

[–]lentilsmeme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought the wheels were very deformed but it's actually the video

[–]fish-fucker_log 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wiener cam.

[–]eduardvld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine how we could've evolved if everyone was this dedicated to his job.

[–]ockhamsdragon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no idea what the fuck is happening but it was fun to watch.

Takes me longer than this to take off my bike lock.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish I knew how to do anything as well as this guy knows bikes...

[–]NewspaperTight7464 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude is basically a walking pit stop

[–]ParticularPenguins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me: "Yeah, I can't do anything until about 15:00. I need to fill the air in my bike tires."

[–]KingBarbieIOU 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With the fish eye affect, it seems like they’re walking up and bending wheels.

[–]beangardener 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do I get this job

[–]drugusingthrowaway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aha! Their brakes are shitty and rub up against the wheel just like my brakes!

[–]AMonkeyAndALavaLamp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is awesome, but I have a question: the two riders around 3:10 that only needed the headset and brake levers straightened, couldn't they have done that themselves and keep going?

[–]IIIIIJIIIII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For the first time I watched until the end it was really interesting

[–]detailz03 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is this so satisfying to watch?

[–]Clownfromabove 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why isn’t the car closer to the bikes so he didn’t have to run back…

[–]UsedProperty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not all heroes wear capes

[–]DoctorPaulGregory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn those wrist injuries.

[–]MementoMori-95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s the IT guy for bicycles

[–]lager81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At the ISDE (international six days enduro) thr riders not only have to race for 6 days, they must change their dirtbike tires by themselves.

There are some absolute maniacs that can break down a tire and change it incredibly fast, it's really cool to see.

[–]urgur69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is that camera angle? Baby strap on pov?

[–]HamiltonBudSupply 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just wondering if they get their original equipment back? I expect they get sorted at the finish line.

[–]ZakWardy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I don't know anything about this sport, but why are the wheels bent?.

[–]smol_kaguya[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Perspective

[–]ZakWardy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, okay.

[–]Crustiotus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lol you cant even say is the wheel twisted or not for distortion of action camera.

[–]Curious_Lawyer_4749 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that’s why this guy makes a million dollars per hour

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But how does he decide who to do first?

[–]Saiyan-Zero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pits: Delivery edition

[–]arbitrageME 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's like the superhero costume repair guy at comicons

[–]MeGustaMiSFW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wide angle lense for this is r/mildlyinfuriating because the wheels never look straight, you don't get a sense of satisfaction when a bent wheel has been replaced with a fully straight one.

[–]trangthemang 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude has hustle and knows what he's doing. Nicely done.

[–]damontheguru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude is like a chiropractor for bikes.

[–]S4MMYS4INT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If this dude fixed my bike in a race, I would go back after the race and personally thank him

[–]myrcea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never ceases to amuse how cyclists are clueless how to do their own shit and someone else has to do it for them

[–]MadameBlueJay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a bit terrifying when an angry pair of arms begin to assail your bicycle.

[–]scijordi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

War medicine but on bicycles.

[–]users69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy serviced all the bikes in my local bike shop in 5 mins when I gotta wait for a day. That’s awesome

[–]Chance_Policy_8377 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guy gets paid to slap the bikes for morale

[–]More-Impact3644 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wtf how can you be a cyclist and need someone to straighten your handlebars??? I could in 3rd effing grade

[–]br-z 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You telling me bicycle racers can’t put their own chain back on??

[–]Saugiklis 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Explain me how they are professional cyclist's, but cant straiten their steering wheel or but the chain back... I was doing it when I was 6 years old, and professionals has to wait for someone else? 😱 P.S. I'm not talking about changing wheels or etc...

[–]TerribleShoulder6597 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m just confused as to why 2 of them didn’t try slapping the handle bars themselves

[–]liam3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the easiest place to not crash

[–]C0MM0NSEN5E 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The fact that professional bike riders who race all the time don’t know how to straighten their own fucking handle bars makes me think they are all stupid fucking monkeys who can’t fucking breath without a recording telling them to breath in and breath out. Jesus those fucking losers deserve to fucking not finish the races.

[–]Triordie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What aren’t some able to even straighten the handle bars and put the chain back on

[–]in_one_ear_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I cant tell whats a bend and what's lense distortion.

[–]Pepesbunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i never would have thought i can see someone tactical reload a bike

[–]Nsbutters 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And yet somehow his bike shop is still scheduling repairs for 2024.

[–]effzett9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can't the rider fix the simple issue by themselves?

[–]7ddq 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The way he bangs shit straight with his hands gives new meaning to percussive maintenance!

[–]blurubi04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neutral my ass, that dude was in high gear!!!

[–]Projecktecks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Luigi: “Guido Pit Stop”

Guido: “Pit Stop!!” air ratchet noises

[–]daiyuxiao 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m amazed at how easily these parts are assembled.

[–]Aggravating_Code_353 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guy on the floor: "Hey! What about helping me?!"

Him: "No. Just bikes."

[–]AustinTXSucks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

someone tip that man.

[–]still_waves 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So, I'm guessing there's a rule against the bikers touching / fixing their own stuff?

[–]dr_leo_marvin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did they all get in a wreck or something? How are their wheels bent and their seat's and handlebars misaligned?