Another Busy Weekend Day
Well, once again I worked hard, all day, and only got about half of the stuff I wanted to do completed. I've tried, all weekend, to get some guitars ready for sale, and list them on Craigslist. But I am done with working, for today, and that hasn't gotten done.
But, I did get some stuff done and out of the way. For one, I got the wine crate (which I varnished, yesterday) mounted onto Mark Overly's bike. Mark owns Kaladi Brothers, and I've had his bike for most of this year, trying to build a custom rack for it. I could never get the right tubing to braze it up, so we decided to go the crate route, instead.
I sent these pictures to Marko, last Sunday, to see what he thought. He gave me thumb's up to go ahead and bolt it all together.
So, today, I did just that.
The view from the cockpit.
I also replaced the knobby tires on Tyler's bike (you may remember this as my former snow bike, from a while back). One of the tires had a hole in it, and Tyler wanted slicker tires for knocking around town, anyway.
Colin's bmx bike had a worn-out freewheel on it, which was freewheeling in both directions. When Carol left it over here, last week, for me to look at I had to give her the bad news that the wheel was broken, also. The rim was coming apart at the seam. So, I replaced the wheel and freewheel with items from the spare-parts pile. I think that is the fifth rear wheel this bike has had on it since Tyler got it new, in 1998, or so.
Then, I fixed the band brake on Colin's little monkey bike.
And now, I am pretty much worn out from working in 95 degree heat, all day (well, since 11:00 AM, anyway), and I am planning on grabbing a shower and doing little else for the rest of the day.