03 June 2010

Baby is back

My baby is back, but I am now counting the cost.  After a week in a box, following our tour of the Low Countries, I have re-assembled my humble but cherished Tourismo24 bike.

Now for the butcher's bill.  A spoke is gone in the rear wheel - maybe it happened in transit, but I did wonder at various points whether I could feel a little wobble.  The left-hand rubber grip on the handle-bar is ripped - I had to cut it so as to pack the bike, in a bit of a hurry, at Schipol airport.  Brakes need tightening, and the gear indexing is all over the place.

So, as soon as I can, it is back to the shop in Prestwich.  Get my pride and joy mended and start cycling again.

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