mercredi, octobre 10, 2007

I rock!

Before I went to the states I noticed that my bike had a flat tire... :-( I didn't have time to try to fix it (read: con someone into fixing it...) before my flight so I just left it.

When I got home I decided to go up to Decathlon to get a bike repair kit and finally today I had some time to try it out. I realized that if I put it off any longer I just wouldn't ride my bike all winter, and that my friends is sad!

So I off I went. Let me tell you - that is a PAIN!!! I know people complain about it all the time, but oh my GOD what a pain!! I finally (after about 20 min!) wrangled the tire off so I could get started. Fixing the inner tube was the easy part, it was all the other mess that was annoying: taking off the brakes, getting the outer tube off but worst of all once it was all patched and the tire finally back on the rim the stupid thing wouldn't inflate! It must have had a kink somewhere so I had to take it off - again! Once I got everything back in place and inflated it was a royal pain getting the brakes back on...

But hey! Now I've done it! Whoooo!!! Bike meet your master! :-)

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benny a dit…

Karina = McGyver !!!!


The Late Bloomer a dit…

Oh man, I noticed MONTHS AGO that the back tire on my bike was rapidly losing air, and even though it isn't entirely flat, any time I try to ride it it starts losing air... So it definitely has a leak -- and I've been putting off taking care of it! Result: I haven't cycled in ages... I know, shame on me!

I think I don't even know how to begin to try to repair it like you did! I'm pathetically ignorant when it comes to this kind of stuff, and I have a hard enough time just pumping up the tire when it's losing air. I'm dreading this...

My boyfriend told me he would help me, but I have a feeling it will probably turn into a whole-day adventure and we'll end up screaming at each other in impatience. :ARGH: Who knows if I'll ever get it fixed?!?!

So you definitely rock -- wanna teach me a thing or two?! ;-)