Well, I got another bug in me to build. This time it’s building a tandem bike. Here is the story so far:
I think to myself after seeing a couple of tandem bike websites; “you know what, I could build one of those!” And I was off researching different designs and gathering equipment(an extra bike from Sue). I got everything together and started my adventure. Well 2 hours into it and I strip out a bunch of threads on the crank(the pedal), which makes it so I can no longer get the crank off the bike. So I try everything in my repretoire to get the damn thing off…no luck. So using the cave man instinct, I bashed the thing with a hammer. Well in my excessive “bashing” I bent the $#%^ out of the frame, turning the frame into a scratched and marred paper weight! Son of a ….!
So on to the assistance part. I need another donor bike. If you know anyone that has a mt. bike they no longer want, please let me know. I need it to finish my tandem!
But the funny part about this whole story; I don’t NEED to build a tandem bike. I have a perfectly good one coming to my house by the end of this month! So why the crap would I do this to myself?!? I think it was passed down from Grandpa Ivie. The dreaded “I can build that!” syndrome!