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Uncle Bike Mechanic

Old 01-28-20, 11:27 PM
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Uncle Bike Mechanic

We don’t have children but I have a nephew with a wife and four kids. In a tuff shed at the end of their driveway is literally a pile of bikes. There are mom and dad LBS bikes and a few box store kid bikes. None of the bikes have been used for a long time. The dad bike has an infant seat and the youngest is seven.

I’ve begun cycling again after many years and the thirteen old seemed interested so I bought a used 24” wheeled youth bike and we worked on it together. After a few rides we rode a half century in a large local fundraiser event. A short time later dad bought the thirteen year old a nice mountain bike. The great nephew now rides with the school mountain bike team, the seven year old just learned to ride and there is family wide renewed interest in bike riding. I like it.

I had already recommisioned the mom bike and I have the dad bike on the repair stand now. Tonight as I was packing bottom bracket bearings with grease I was thinking that many of us have had the same family experience wrenching on negleted bikes from the shed out back.

Were planning a family Super Bowl Sunday group ride. I’m looking forward to it.
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Old 01-28-20, 11:49 PM
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Title should say “FUNcle Bike Mechanic.” Otherwise, cool.
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Awesome 👍

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you got a name for a new YouTube channel 👍
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Super COOL. Enjoy your SBBGR -- Super Bowl Sunday Group Ride

Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Awesome 👍

Uncle Bike Mechanic

you got a name for a new YouTube channel 👍
Thinking Uncle Bicycle Mechanic might be a bit more appropriate since many relate Bike to Motorcycle.
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Great! Good to hear that they're getting out and riding a bike. Nothing like exercise for your health and well-being. Besides being FUN!!
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heartwarming. a family that bikes together, stays together
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Old 01-29-20, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Super COOL. Enjoy your SBBGR -- Super Bowl Sunday Group Ride



Thinking Uncle Bicycle Mechanic might be a bit more appropriate since many relate Bike to Motorcycle.
ok, how ‘bout “FUNcleCycle” That’s mine, I’m claiming it for my niblings. (Niblings. Google it.)
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post

Thinking Uncle Bicycle Mechanic might be a bit more appropriate since many relate Bike to Motorcycle.
+1. But otherwise, real cool.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Super COOL. Enjoy your SBBGR -- Super Bowl Sunday Group Ride



Thinking Uncle Bicycle Mechanic might be a bit more appropriate since many relate Bike to Motorcycle.
good point
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When you find one that is so corroded and seized as to be unworkable, you could Cry Uncle, Bike Mechanic.
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