Not Such a Good Mechanic
So, I managed to put the part onto the bike, and it even worked for a few weeks. It made a strange kind of clunking, and the chain would slip and make it difficult to ride. Eventually as I was riding along towards the gym, the chain snapped and that was that. Done and done. I had to walk it home again, and then yesterday I walked it back through the city to another bike shop that my friend recommended. They fixed it over night with a new chain and fixed the problem with the rear gear not changing. It still clicks a bit and the gears are a bit sticky, but it rides. Hopefully it only has to last a few more weeks until I can get a brand new bike – one that doesn’t clunk and fall apart and isn’t made from bastardised parts of other bikes. Anyway – there’s some interesting stuff in the works here, including working at a school teaching photography and running a photography club after school, and working in a bar that opens later this month taking photos. I’m looking forward to it, and as soon as there are more details to share, I will!