Fixing up my dad's old Fuji road bike
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First: Apr 13, 2020
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Got the bike out of the garage. It was hiding behind some stuff. I walked it outside and took some pictures. Everything looks "okay" (nothing is bent or visually off), but I'm not an expert.

There wasn't a lot more I could do with the bike today so I headed to my computer for research. I started an are.na channel to capture links, videos, and pictures. I'm just trying to learn anything right now. I feel like I'm trying to keep my head above water.

I learned why the bike is a ten-speed. Two gears in the front times five gears in the back.

This is a picture I took almost a year ago of my dad's old bike before my family moved out of the house we grew up in. My dad passed away from cancer in 2007 when I was 14. I've spent a lot of time over the last year trying to sort through my emotions and feel more connected to him.

Now that I'm back in the suburbs — and out of NYC — for a while, I figured I would try to fix up his bike. I know very little about bikes, other than how to ride them so not sure what to expect. I think certain parts, like spokes, are expensive. Once the rain lets up, I'll take it out of the garage for an inspection.

Until then, I'm going to spend some time researching bikes. Found out that this one is a Fuji 10 speed and bookmarked this article to read tomorrow.

tmm Bike