psi_star_psi: (BRM!)
(Michael Palin, that is.)

My front bike tire went flat while taking Ike to school a couple of weeks ago. I had to call [livejournal.com profile] aelfie to bring the pump so I could get it home. With her mom visiting for the weekend, I had a chance to fix it Saturday morning. I decided that since I'd bought heavy-duty inner tubes last January, maybe I should use one instead of patching and reusing the current tube. I still tried to patch the tube as a backup, but after I found the hole, sanded it, and selected a patch, I discovered the cement tube is empty. It appears that it all just evaporated. Great.

I put it aside for another time and installed a new tube. Along the way I made a minute examination of the tire itself, both inside and out. The inside was clean, but while scrutinizing the treads I found a speck of something that turned out to be a tiny thorn embedded in the tire. I removed it and felt almost unbearably smug. I managed to wrestle the tire back onto the bike by myself this time, though it was frustrating.

This is twice I've repaired it now, so I figure I need an appropriate icon for it.

Profile

psi_star_psi: (Default)
psi_star_psi

May 2016

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 21st, 2017 01:40 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios