Soft Starts

I needed new tires for my bicycle. Not that big of a deal, but not something I wsas really looking forward to doing. I thought it would be harder than it actually was to change out the tires. Quick release on the wheels was helpful.

I managed to change both tires and both tubes without much ado. Which surprised me. I not much of a bicycle mechanic, even though I love to ride them.

Getting the rear tire centered was a bit of a chore. A scraping chain is never good.

Then I moved on to the derailer. That was unfamiliar territory. I googled it, of course. And came up with conflicting info.

I don't know about you, but when I adjust the limiting screws my derailer does not move.

It only seems to effect the highest and lowest gears. If not properly adjusted the first and last gears are unattainable.

I don't have much need for such extremes, but I wanted to be able to get to them on principle.

It took a little experimenting and patience, but eventually it happneed. It was a good feeling.

It's scary trying to do things on your own when you don't really have any guidance. But time and time again, just winging it, trying to do things has taught me so much.