Code And Cocktails

My New/Old Bike:

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The Schwinn was left outside my house. I adopted it and when no one
came to claim it I started working on getting it ridable. First a white
chain for the Black bike seemed perfect. Then it got some lubrication
and new brakes along with the first attempt to fix the rear hub. The
first attempt didn't hold. Second gear slipped into neutral, a few
times in traffic (very scary) and there just wasn't any first gear at
all. Then I brought it to Broadway Bicycle school because they were a closer
shop that was said to be good with 3spd hubs. I had wanted to get it
overhauled by them but in the end decided to replace both wheels
instead. Definitely a big splurge on those; two new hand-built wheels.
The rear hub is now a 1990 (February) Sturmey Archer 3spd Hub.

 I rode it home, a short trip, and it was fantastic! Can't wait to ride
it again (hopefully tomorrow - damn the cold!).