Flight Damage

April 30th, 2013

So two weeks after we came home from Cuba, I finally put the air back in my Brommie’s tires and took her out for a spin, only to discover this: IMG_0905 Alignment is off. Still rideable, but obviously I don’t want to be cycling with wonky handlebars. I went to the bike shop and the mechanic said it had to have suffered a major bash to have that happen, but it was a quick fix. She’s home now, good as new. Pier’s Brompton is fine. So, moral of the story? Make sure you pack some tools to fix your handlebar alignment. Watch this video for how it’s done. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be.

There’s nothing we could have done to prevent this from happening, save putting the bike in a hardcover suitcase which would be impossible to travel with, unless it had wheels and became a trailer, but we can’t find anything like that for the Bromptons here in Canada. Maybe one day…

 

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