A guy she works with bought a KHS in 97' while he was in the Air Force , in Anchorage AK . So for sentimental reasons he wanted to get it rolling again .
So when he brought it over and I looked at it the first time I was kinda like , "well the forks locked up and you need brakes , a chain , a few cable housings and cables , don't see any pedals". Probably be about $70 for parts and we will have to check E-bay for a fork . The fork will probably be $150 or so .
So he thought about it and said "can I ride it around the neighborhood without the fork working" ? Yea , of course . So he decided to spend the $70 .
Last night I took about 2 hours and fixed everything , parts total $65 . Right on my estimate , and I stole a pair of pedals of a bike we had in the shed . I was going to throw it away anyway !
|rusty cassette and chain|
|clean cassette new chain no spoke guard|
|new front brakes|
|r&r bicycle and fitness store Anchorage AK|
I believe this would be the first bicycle I have worked on from Alaska . Why do I fix other peoples junk you ask ? It sure ain't for the money . I haven't figured out yet how to charge them for my labor . Most of the stuff that comes through my garage is a case of "if I don't fix it then it goes back in the corner of someones shed" type deals" !
Being the type of person who cannot understand why everybody doesn't love bicycles as much as I do . I feel like I am the last chance for these bikes to see the light of day again ! If I don't fix them the next stop will be the dump !
Even an old bike can still be fun ! Just like an old boat , if it gets ya off the bank , your in business !