I got a friend that I haven't talked to in a few months and never bothered to really check out the bike he uses to commute with. Well I met up with him yesterday cause our bikes were parked next to each other's.
He's riding this 20 year old panasonic road bike with down tube shifters.
He's got a bent derailler and large chainring that causes a lot of rubbing so it can't shift properly.
The brake lever assembly's not completely attached to the handle bar, it's just swinging around.
One of his pedals broke off.
His front brake needs to be pulled all the way in to work.
His rear brake's so out of alignment that if he squeezes it, it rubs the spokes.
Both brake calipers are loose, I can grab it and swing the entire assembly back and forth.
Both wheels are out of true by about 5mm on each side, it seriously wobbles.
The hub where the bearings are looks like an oval, which just adds more wobbling.
The rim is chromed steel.
There's very little tape left on the handle bars which makes me think it gets seriously slippery.
I had 15 minutes during my lunch break yesterday which I used to true out his rear wheel a little and put his brake pad back where it belonged as well as adjusted the brake travel for him. I seriously gotta have a talk with him.