Sorry about the stupid title. It sounded good to me. Sorry for apologizing.
And why does the title even matter? I don’t know. It just DOES. This post is mainly to illustrate the blooming of our Walking Iris plant. Its blossoms last for just one day, then they shrivel up and fall off. I believe we’ve seen these here before, but hey, every flower has its day, right? Then there’s my bicycle project …
But don’t be sad, there are beautiful orchids blooming nearby.
Part Two. Bicycle crank removal. For the uninitiated, the crank is where the pedals are. I mentioned that I’m working on my Fuji Touring bicycle in a previous post. Between the original owner and myself, I estimate this bicycle has about 10,000 miles on it. It took some figuring to determine what I needed to get to restore the drive train, which consists of crank, chain, and the cogs on the back wheel, called the cassette. Well after about a dozen emails I think I have my parts order all straightened out. And I’ve been disassembling the bike.
Are you getting excited yet? Well check out how worn some of the sprocket teeth are …
And now my order for parts from Alfred E Bike of Kalamazoo, MI is complete. They say the parts should ship by Friday. My bicycle is completely stripped and ready for the operation.
New tires, tubes, crank, cassette, chain, and brake pads. That ought to do it. I hope it all comes together as well as it all came apart. Wish me luck.