Sunday, April 06, 2008

Happiness is...

Happiness is tearing apart the front hub of your bicycle and finding that you have an even number of ball bearings.

Even better is the fact that much of the grease in this 20+ year old hub was a clean light brown. This bike clearly has been pedalled very few miles. I was very lucky to find a bike like this at such a low price. I would imagine that thousands of similar "ridden twice" bikes are out there gathering dust in America's garages. Kind of makes you think twice about buying a poorly assembled klunker from a super size department store. Then again, maybe YOU have an old 10 speed in your garage.


I had to make a trip to the mall yesterday for a stop at Radio Shack to get a couple of parts for a project. I was pleasantly surprised that there was actually a bike rack outside. I was a little confused by the sign, though.

No Bicycles
No Rollerskating
No Skateboards
No Peddling
No Loitering
No Soliciting
No Hand Billing

So just what IS this rack for?