Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A quick one before I dive into this...

...summer is bringing out the bikes in need of repair. Still have to work on these in addition to building the Pereira. But that's not what I came here to talk to you about. I came here to talk to you about the freaky coincidences that seem to happen here.

Sunday morning I finally had a chance to break open this new old stock Morrow coaster brake hub to inspect the grease/oil and make sure decades of sitting in a box hadn't turned the grease to a sticky varnish (it was a little sticky), reassemble and then build the wheel for a pre-war Mead Ranger.

After I had the hub disassembled and the parts laid out in the order they came out, and I mean literally after I had finished, a friend and his riding crew came in. When he saw the hub, he gave me a tip on reassembling two key parts. Because of the tip he gave me, I realized there was only one way to reassemble them and that they had to be assembled together onto the axle first before dropping the hub shell down onto the axle. Because I have been so busy, I had been putting off working on the hub for about 2 weeks. It's crazy that the exact moment I chose to work on the hub, someone who was familiar with it came in and tipped me off to a key assembly operation. Thanks Cameron!

morrow

(Okay Noah, you don't have to see that pink bike any more)

(What's playing: Merle Haggard Live and Love Always)

2 comments:

Geoff H. said...

I thought that WAS Noah's bike!

Jeff Rowe said...

This post says so much about why you are the best. Honesty and Serendipity? Wish we could be there this weekend. Haven't forgotten the pint glass deal...