Fit's and starts. A day of fit's and starts!
Had REALLY wanted to get that Gary Fisher up and running yesterday. Stripped it down and started cleaning...to a point. Until I discovered my LAST remaining chain tool was BROKE! And OF COURSE, the chain on the ride was not only badly rusted BUT was too long! SO, in despair, I cleaned the rest up, hooked it up with new tubes and tires...then put it back in bone row!
Fun, fun, fun!!
BUT, had Kaleb hit the supplier and he'll be back soon with the goodies I need to get some of these projects DONE!!
And a tip of the hat to determination in the guise of one of our long term regulars! Henry has been visiting our shop each week for the last year or so looking for the PERFECT bike for himself! Yes, folks, you heard that right. With all the options for NEW bikes in this town, he refuses to patronize them. Apparently, after a few "bad" experiences at some of these "boutique bike shops" he has determined that he will wait until WE get him the perfect ride. Only trouble is, he has know idea what kind of bike that will be. His theology is "I'll know it when I ride it". For a few moments there I thought we had finally found it in the Giant Simple Uncle Chippie fixed up for us last week. It was the longest test drive he had made to date. His final judgment? He'd "think" about it. So, like when I tell the kids the same thing, pretty much a no. Oh well, I do know I'll see him next week!
Well, the prodigal son has retuned with tools and parts, so it's back to the rack to get some stuff done!
Y'all come on done and see us, ya heah?