The other day I blogged about Pascoe’s bike, but he felt there was more I should know.
Never, in the field of human endeavour have three crummy bikes carried one strapping undergraduate so far.
· The black bike has gears and chain which are now so worn out that when you pedal the chain just jumps over their teeth. This is also the bike that I chipped my elbow on when the pedal came off.
· The green bike was the one where I used cable ties to attach half a bike tyre (turned inside out) to act as a mud guard (the only part marked “excellent” on the "Dr. Bike" full bike check, of which I am proud). But later the seat broke off that one and it was almost very unfortunate.
· The yellow one I found in a skip and stripped down to keep the other two bikes working.
· Also the little blue thing on the front wheel is a light that lights up when the wheel is spinning - cost £1 - can be taken off and used when dancing ... you get a nice strobe effect by shaking it.
Oh the memories.
But the time has come –
The cost of the spare parts required to fix up the black bike now adds up to more than the sum for a new bike.
So how will Pascoe give the bike carcasses a dignified demise?
Put them on Free-cycle of course.
PS Many thanks to housemate Caroline for loaning Pascoe her old bike for the remainder of term.
“She disappears for ten years and then one day a farmer finds her standing at the crossroads.”
“Where has she been, all this time?”
“She says…well she says…she’s been with the fairies.”
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