I considered all sorts of goofy titles for this thread... things like: "Wrenchin' with the Pup," and "Wrench-Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope..." but went with something a bit less... stupid.
So I have this Shogun. And I want to take it apart next week, early in the week (or one of the weekends bookending next week) so I can polish things to then put the appropriate pieces back on, with new bits where necessary. The bike is a bit of a disaster, and needs the cleaning badly. The problem is... I have no tools and no experience. Zero. Zip. None. Nada. I mean, I can change a tire, and I recently adjusted my seatpost. My sense of accomplishment was very high.
My new colleague was supposed to help with this. He offered, without my asking. Then he's doing that whole ignoring-emails-being-busy-forgetting-to-respond passive/aggressive thing folks do when they have offered to help you, refused your attempts to let them out of it, and then realized they don't actually want to help you. So I'm moving on.
Is there anyone in the greater Seattle area who'd like to help me wrench apart my Shogun? Knowing full well I'm going to want help putting things back together too, of course. Right now, all I need is to disassemble, so I can take things home and scrub/soak/polish them. Then in a month or so, I'd like to put them back together with some new stuff where necessary, most of which I have already aquired. I am fully prepared to offer food and beer in exchange for help, as well as my sparkling company.