Every girl should have:
- a socket set
- screwdrivers and hex wrenches of various sizes
- facility with tools and confidence in one’s ability to figure out how to fix something
Just finished up a bit of bike maintenance on the old Schwinn Abby was using before she left — lubed the chain, did a derailleur adjustment and a little seat/handlebar configuration. Mostly fixed a problem with the rear brake calipers, though it’s still a bit sticky. Perhaps I’ll ride it on over to Revolution when the weather’s good if I can’t figure it out myself…. and on the way pick up an adjustable wrench from the hardware store, since changing wrenches/sockets every few seconds without a really intuitive sense of what a 3/8″ nut looks like gets a bit tiresome. Oh well — nice to get the hands dirty again. Would you believe that the GoJo is left over from the carboat project? Clearly I haven’t been working hard enough.