- Jan 5, 2014
I ride to the beach a few time per week. There, today, I met a guy that had an eye for everything. Very knowledgeable about bikes. Jesus. The things he saw. So many fitting and surfaces that I miss during what I think is a thorough cleaning are pitting or rusting. Shift linkages, brake line fittings, control switches. He also notices that my unit with the horn, lights and blinders was loose and sliding over. We opened it. There is supposed to be a dowel holding the two halves in place which when installed, is not there. Put a little friction tape around the handle bars and closed it up for now. The guy had a really sharp eye and I appreciate all that he pointed out, but left there a little dejected. Maybe I should cut back on its exposure to salt air. At least he loved the bike. Sigh. Can't I just enjoy the damned thing?