$60 Frame, $90 Chain: Rider Pranks Bike Mechanic With Heinous Order

Will a professional mechanic oblige one debased customer by installing state-of-the-art components on a POS bike? Yeah, but he won’t like it.

In this prank video, a passionate bike mechanic gets a soul-crushing service order: update a cheap, 30-year-old Walmart MTB with a host of custom parts and SRAM AXS wireless shifting.

“Oh god, it feels so wrong,” the unwitting victim mutters to himself.

Seth of Berm Peak is the evil genius behind the caper. “We got [the bike] for $60 off Facebook Marketplace,” Seth tells us.

Why so cheap? Well, the geometry’s outdated, the seat post interferes with the rear suspension, and no one makes half of the OEM parts anymore. “To put any money into this bike would be … irrational,” Seth chuckles.

Watch the begrudging mechanic skillfully rise to the occasion.

Runtime: 10.5 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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