Sunday, July 15, 2012

Look Mom, No Hands!

Look Mom, No Hands! I had to leave my bike (seen partly in this photo), with the Bicycle Repairman as it didn't have any brakes. The bike also needed gear stuff, a new chain and some brake wiring. The Bicycle Repairman told me that he was going to give me a call when the bike was repaired. Well, he hasn't called yet, and the bike shop is now closed for two weeks so I spent an hour yesterday going through the roughly three and a half bikes that you can find in my cellar. All broken, but I think I have managed to fix one of them. Now if it would just stop raining...

16 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Mmm I'd be looking for a new bike repairman.... :)

brattcat said...

being without a bike for you must be as challenging as being without a camera. good luck.

Birdman said...

Love this one! Silver, bike, shadow.

Clueless in Boston said...

Clever shot and funny way to illustrate your current predicament having no servicable bike.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How annoying Steffe, I bet you'll have something to say about that when he reopens! Very enterprising of you to put together a makeshift model!

Sharon said...

Glad you are back on the road again!

Lowell said...

I agree with Jenny! I had two of our bikes overhauled the other day and it took about five days for both.

And you could have visited Ocala; I've got several bikes you could have borrowed! :-)

How's the makeshift bike working out? Looks fairly decent from the pic.

Stefan Jansson said...

Haven't used it yet, it rained all day today.

PPusa said...

Sounds familiar, this week I finally got a usable bicycle but need to wait for the rain to stop.

Stefan Jansson said...

According to yr.no I have a good chance of a rain free bike ride tomorrow morning, but come the afternoon the rain will return.

LONDONLULU said...

Once upon a time, I would have been utterly lost without a bike. I've gone to great lengths to fix them and hope you soon get a chance to ride one again!

Stefan Jansson said...

By chance I spotted two people I know at a cafe today. One of them offered me a bike a few years ago so today I asked him he still had it. Two hours later I was back home with that bike. Spent about one hour degreasing it.

Halcyon said...

I can imagine it's hard doing without your bicycle. I had to do without my computer for a week and it was tough! Glad you're back on wheels again and got this really cool auto-portrait. :)

JM said...

Way to cool! Great title.

CaT said...

that is just so very ducth... 3.5 bikes. all only partly functional. hahahahaha.

VP said...

I remember a friend of mine that, as a kid, with too many "look mom, no hands!" ended up without a couple of teeth!
By the way, he is now an excellent dentist...