Tag Archives: bicycle repair

Working in the margins. 30 days of biking, #25

You’re looking at junk. That’s what I thought, too. I thought it was a green and white bike. Then I peeled off the decals. Nope, it’s a white bike. I kept looking at it and realized the only thing wrong … Continue reading

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Bicycle repair: Solving a puzzle without any edge pieces

A bicycle in need of repair is a puzzle. What shifter can you find to go with the freewheel or cassette you have? Is that dirty chain in the junk box a usable takeoff or something for a backyard sculpture? … Continue reading

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Something old, something new and blue derailleur housing: the Giant Escape

I picked up a Giant Escape after someone backed over it with a car, maybe a tractor. Continue reading

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Rebuilt in central Illinois: the Royal Scot

Dave inserted the Royal Scot back into the flow of history, creating something sure to confuse anyone trying to identify this particular model. Continue reading

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Filling a hole with money. Or, two-buck luck

Dear Sir: While the bald rear tire of my tandem still holds air, I will tell you what a dandy duct-tape product you make. Continue reading

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