Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Desperation forgotten

I have, perhaps, slightly too many bicycles. But they rarely all work at the same time. I am trying to fix this, so I can decide which ones to keep.

I keep discovering repairs I can only vaguely remember having performed. Like this brake arm on my Christiania front-loading trike. It's supposed to be fastened to the frame with a designated "brake arm clip" but I have obviously lost it, problably while changing the inner tube of the rear wheel. So I fastened the brake arm with one of my ubiquitions hose clamps.

I was probably desperate at the time, and proud when I found the solution. But I've forgotten about it completely. And it works so well, I haven't had to think about it while using it.


Gwen Buchanan said...

Ahhh, the first clue you now have a child... you lose part of your mind!

Northmark said...

Haha. I think you're right! A sign my priorities are in order.

Gwen Buchanan said...

yes indeed... I have only a small portion left now.. it's a wonder I can operate at all.. Good Luck!

Oldfool said...

Of all the things I have lost I miss my mind the most.

Anonymous said...

Agreed: definitely a sign of fatherhood.

Having barely started to do anything as adventurous as fixing my own bikes I'm not yet at the stage of forgetting repairs. Tools on the other hand go missing with depressing regularity.

I've got three boys though so I guess that's a good excuse.

Northmark said...

OF: Haha, exactly.

Workbike: A carpenter friend told me the hammer should never, ever, be more than a cock's length away. Strangely easy to remember that one.