05
Oct
09

A Likeable Douche Bag.

You know how in your circle of friends, there’s always one guy who rides bikes? A lot?
Yeah, well that’s not me. In my circle, it’s this guy.

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And it’s through that guy that I met this guy, who lovingly and kindly tuned my old, beat up Gary Fisher Big Sur from like 1996 (that’s not my bike, but it looks a lot like mine (minus all those reflectors and the fender) and made it rideable again.

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It’s an entertaining thing to watch a man tune a bike. There’s a sort of quiet that happens as he turns the crank around and listens to the gears click-clacking along. He turns his head just a bit as he fiddles with this set-screw or that and adjusts the tension that will keep the brakes on the bike from failing. There’s a knowing smile when he’s gotten all of the parts to work in unison. It’s a lot like poetry.

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Thanks a zillion, Cary. I got the front tire changed (although it took a lot longer than I’d thought or hoped it would) and I’m in the process of getting the kid seat — purchased here, bike people — on the back.

And as an aside, if you’re interested in seeing what Cary does in his real life, check this out.

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