really is one endless fettle.
always wanted a 'stable' of bikes, and with three
now in my possession that's probably two more than
the average person thinks I need. But what I wasn't
quite ready for was the constant attention which having
this many bikes entails.
is it that they all decide to have an entirely integral
part break at the same time? It can just be small
things. In the space of one week the cotterpin sheared
off and brake cable snapped on the fixie; the brake
pads needed replacing on the road bike; and the mountain
bike found itself saddleless after a hefty landing
bent a rail.
each ruled itself out of use I moved to the next with
a promise to fix the previous at the weekend. And
so I end up with a Saturday full of bike repair, as
each small job magnifies as you decide to do various
other things to each steed.
I'm back to the availability of a threesome again,
although the bottom bracket of the mountain bike is
starting to feel iffy. It can only be a matter of
time before everything needs to come to pieces again...