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Yahoo runs Bicycling article on new mechanic

Old 11-10-18, 12:37 PM
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Yahoo runs Bicycling article on new mechanic


Excerpted from the magazine, it's an engaging read about taking charge and getting your bike fixed when you know nothing about them but how to ride. There are some glaring errors; the freewheel bearing problem mentioned initially would not be solved by using old balls from a bottom bracket, but what the hell. She made her point and learned something, and we all have to start somewhere. And I had a Trek 720 Multitrack that I traded for and used as my back-to-school bike until it got stolen, so I have a soft spot for the machine. Good for her.

"It took a lot to get the 7-speed SunTour freewheel off of my 26-year-old Trek 720 Multitrack. A lot of sweat, a can of PB B’laster, and eventually, a hammer. When it finally came loose, ball bearings exploded across the floor of my parents’ garage, disappearing under shelves and into dusty, spiderwebby corners. It was going to be impossible to retrieve them, but surely that wouldn’t be a problem. I’d just buy more, I thought. That should be easy enough."

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she's apparently a good racer; the 720 hybrid ain't her only bike
the story reminds me of working on my dad's old Raleigh when I was a kid, that got me into mechanics work
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