Day 14. 30 Days of Biking


I like bike parts for the same reason other people like hardware stores or doomed political candidates: They contain the promise of simple solutions to annoying problems.

Rear derailleur not shifting as swiftly as it once did? I get to buy cable and housing! Brakes not slowing the bike as they once did? I get to buy brake shoes!

April 2011. Now that’s the ticket. And the tikit.

Tires worn? I get to buy tires! Will I change brands this time? I might, I might not. I might go up a size. There’s room in there for a wider tire, isn’t there? I don’t know. But I’m going to find out.

And can you believe all they want for this stuff is money? What a steal!

On, then, to Day 14, made possible by that bike part in the picture, a Model “T” Twiddly tikit Stem Knob, which goes through the Twiddly Pacman tikit Stem Clamp to ensure my Bike Friday tikit’s foldingĀ stem only folds when I want it to.

And not when I’m riding in this miserable excuse for an April.

About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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1 Response to Day 14. 30 Days of Biking

  1. mitch hull says:

    It IS a miserable excuse for an April!

    I am loving this 30 days of biking series. You should keep it up after #30.

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