Wednesday

11 January 2012

This is my spiffy recumbent bike. It's been shoved into the back of the garage since we moved here, and was in the back of the garage in the house before this. Probably the house before that, too, but given how often we moved before we bought this house, that's not an appreciably long stretch of time.

I've had an itch lately to ride it, so yesterday the Spouse Thingy took it to the local bike shop to get it tuned up, brakes adjusted, chain greased, everything checked out. And today he picked it up, and rode it home.

The front fork is bent.

Not just a little out of line; that sucked is bent. He says it's rideable if I push hard on the bars to keep it from swaying to one side, but I want to ride, not push. If I want to push, I'll get on the Trikke or Strider.

It's not fixable, most likely.

I can use it inside on the bike rack thingy, the one I have the Strider on now for indoor use, but that's not riding. That's watching TV while pretending to exert myself.

I'm not sure I want to buy a new bike just yet, so it'll have to do.

Still....bummed, I am...

5 comments:

Karen Jo said...

That's a real shame. I wonder why the bike shop didn't notice that it was bent.

Thumper said...

It's such a slight bend, it's easy to miss...unless you're on it, trying to steer...

Angel and Kirby said...

That is too bad! It looks like a fun easy ride!

Sleepypete said...

My first decent bike ended up with a back wheel that wasn't particularly true ... (Gear change incident where I went into the kerb and broke my wrist)

It kept rubbing on the brake pads. Maybe that's how I developed the sprinting muscles from having to pedal harder to get a decent speed going :-)

MargB said...

I have to give you allot of credit...I don't think I would be coordinated enough for it even if it wasn't bent!

Marg