Feb. 11th, 2010

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Off to bed; this snowstorm hasn't really amounted to anything, and even if it did they would never cancel Morning Prayers.

This evening I completed the bicycle repair class I signed up for at the Broadway Bicycle School. The subject of tonight's class was rear derailleur adjustments. I'm slightly miffed that I ever found the derailleur intimidating -- it's really not a complicated mechanical device at all. Over the past few classes we've covered a bunch of stuff worth knowing, like chain replacement, brake adjustments, and bearing system adjustments. Before the bearing class I had never seen or used a cone wrench, and the brake class happened to come up in the nick of time as both sets of my brake pads were almost completely worn out. The first class was on tires and flat replacement, which I'd done on my own before; nonetheless, I picked up some useful tips. All in all, I think it's been a worthwhile investment and I can recommend the class with enthusiasm. Maybe down the line I'll sign up for the advanced class, covering wheel truing, cable replacement, front derailleurs, and hub and headset overhauls.

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