Jump to content

Madness and sadness?


Thaddeus Kosciuszko
 Share

Recommended Posts

I was given two bikes.

 

The first was a department store bike, a rusted hybrid sort of thing, just about as near to death as a bike could be.  I completely disassembled it, cleaned all the bearings and races, put it all back together with new handlebar grips, new tubes and new tires.  Three hours and $40 later, it still looks rather sad but rides near new - such as that ever might have been.  Madness?

 

The second was a steel road bike, 8-speed, with Campagnolo components.  I couldn't get the shifting dialed in, which was unusual.  I took it to my favorite mechanic, who said the mechanisms inside the levers were worn and needed repair or replacement.  Either of which would cost far more than the bike was worth.  So I converted it to downtube shifting with some Campagnolo levers I'd had bouncing around for years.  Looks a bit goofy with the original brake/shift levers but it works.  Sadness, for what I did to it?  Did the bike deserve better?

Link to comment
Share on other sites



Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...