I know that sometimes I can get out of control, posting way too many questions. It's happened again, with my posts about fixing up the two old bikes I've just brought home. From time to time, I get this idea into my head that I can be a competent, amateur bike wrench. It's got something to do with really admiring those of you who can do that stuff, and wanting to be more like you. It's got something to do with this image that I've got (and that has been painted occasionally on the forum) that good cyclists know how to do their own repairs. Kind of a parallel to "real men don't eat quiche."
But the truth is that I've never been very good at fixing stuff, whether it's cars, kitchen plumbing, or bikes. It's just not in my DNA.
And I'm old enough that I should know better by now. So I want to apologize to all of you who took valuable time giving me suggestions about Plan A or Plan B, or what to put into a basic tool kit, or how to fix my FD. I'm sorry I wasted your time.
I'm being serious, which may be hard to believe, but I am. I feel rather foolish tonight and thought I should apologize.