what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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ass cracked

July 21, 2016

Just around the corner from catastrophic failure not just some jackass bike mechanic making fun of unsuspecting customer’s bikes on instagram this is my seat post the one I rode to work today and yesterday and off and on here and there for the past 17 years since I bought it used at Recycled Cycles back when they actually sold used bikes and used bike parts. Yesterday I thought my saddle was creaking up a storm and I thought it was the ti rails in the seatpost clamp that I haven’t really touched or even looked at for years because I hardly ever ride the Soma anymore. I’m sure there have been some creaks coming from that bike in the past few years but I’m really good at compartmentalizing and the harmonic dissonance of old full fenders rattling takes center stage or takes over like smooth white noise. Someday a real rain will come and silence all the creaks and squeaks for a little while then they’ll all dry out and be even worse than before. A reliable maintenance schedule could be turning up the music a little bit louder. Just ignore it, it will all go away some day.  Last night in the dark garage after the kids went to sleep I greased the shit out of the clamp and the bolt and the rails and slapped it all back together and turned off the light as there aren’t many test rides around here only rides to work this morning I hopped on and rode to work and the fucking saddle seemed to be creaking even more than before so when I got to the HoneyComb Hideout I yanked the post out and finally noticed the crack the big big crack with the big big creak that’s been trying to tell me something for years.   


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pilder said...

the 1981 Soma Competition is from Bike Works purchased for $100 complete on October 9, 1999. the seat post was from Recycled Cycles purchased soon after.

Posted July 21, 2016 07:52 PM | Reply to this comment

Steve said...

That might explain why my ass is creaking, I'm going to have my local bike shop look into it.

Posted July 22, 2016 10:14 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder asser replied to Steve...

you might see your ass crack on instagram

Posted July 22, 2016 03:29 PM | Reply to this comment

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