Sunday, August 26, 2007

"Something's wrong with this Trail-a-Bike"

The owner of this Trail-a-Bike complained that it made her bike steer funny.

Meanwhile, up in the workshop, people in search of something to do have been cleaning up things they know very little about. Mechanics are constantly devising special tools that look to the uninitiated like bent pieces of wire or wads of tape wrapped round an unknown armature, or a plate of metal with a couple of holes drilled in it. Or maybe it's an old axle with a weird stack of nuts and washers on it. It must be junk. Heave it.

I'm trying this sign on the work bench after the last raid to see if I can save any special tools I make in the future. Sometimes it is frustrating to have to hide from my employers the devices I have made to make their business efficient and profitable.

If you don't know what something is, don't f#$%^&ing throw it out.


jam said...

with regard to the Trail-a-Bike:

A mind is a terrible thing to waste

Fritz said...

That's a, umm, clever way to attach the trailer bike.

I had to train my daughter not to lean against the turn on her trailer bike. I lean right for a turn, she naturally leans left to keep from falling over and steers me straight into traffic. The same thing happens with my wife on a tandem.