Post details: Ah shadenfreude...

Ah shadenfreude...

posted by collin on 07.10.01 at 20:22, null, rant, rant, bike, 2 comments Permalink

After several years of hibernating in my parent's garage, I dug my bike out and brought it to the local repair shop for a much needed tune-up. They quickly informed me that my 14 year-old U-lock was not going cut it on the mean streets of New York and then demonstrated by easily opening it with a regular Bic pen.

So I needed a new lock. The recommended approach is to use at least two, one to secure both wheels to the frame and another to secure the frame to a post—which doesn't even cover the seat.

What about your fork? ZOMG!

The true test is always on the street. After a night of being locked to parking sign on a dark street off Houston, I found the bike with both wheels and the seat exactly where I left if it. The handle bars, however, were gone.

Ben?

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Comment from: Devin [Visitor] Email · http://www.hwaethwugu.com/blog
I love the dangling participle because it's entirely plausible.
Permalink 10/01/07 @ 21:40
Comment from: ben [Member] Email · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
I didn't do it.
Permalink 10/02/07 @ 07:04

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Comment from: Devin [Visitor] · http://www.hwaethwugu.com/blog
I love the dangling participle because it's entirely plausible.
Permalink 10/01/07 @ 21:40
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
I didn't do it.
Permalink 10/02/07 @ 07:04