Days of rain on end have kept me indoors but not idle. Now that the temperatures are warmer I can tend to the routine bike maintenance that always seems to be waiting when one operates a small fleet of bicycles. The photo shows my small workspace adjacent one wall of the garage.
In this picture I am removing the drive side crank from a square taper bottom bracket. The bike is a made in USA Trek 850 steel mountain bike. It was my wife's first ATB purchased new in 1993.
I think I have mentioned before on my blog before that I love machines. Bicycles are amazing machines that I have enjoyed tinkering with since I was a kid. Over the years I have learned much about the fine art of keeping a bicycle in good working order. For me the small projects are a welcome distraction from fast paced daily life and the modern computerized world we live in. Long ago are the days of busted knuckles and although I still suffer the occasional vanishing washer a little shop time is good time.