No more. My new job pretty much prevents me from working for the shop this coming summer, just as it did last summer. So my opportunities to get free advice or assistance from the pros after-hours, in exchange for beers, are basically gone. I could take advantage of one of them, and beg for help, but that just feels so lame. So I'm stuck. One of the things I like about all the other bikes in my garage is that I know how to fix all of them. This new bike, with its fancy suspension, indexed shifters, and disc brakes is quite foreign to me. And, at the moment I've neither the time nor the inclination to learn how to repair these components on my own.
So, as I said, I'm stuck. My new bike has now been broken, just hanging there, unused, in the garage for two weeks. Drives me crazy.
Fortunately, when it comes to other bikes to ride in the interim, I'm not without a few pleasant options.
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Love that bike!
But I've gotta get off the dime and just eat my pride and take the big, broken fancy bike down to the shop and drop it off and let the pros fix it up for me. Otherwise it's just gonna hang there forever, languishing until it turns back to dust. It sure as heck ain't gonna fix itself.
Maybe I'll take it in tomorrow. It shouldn't be such a big deal, huh.
Yeah. I'll take it in on Sunday. And then go ride the Retro again!