Hannah and Je together

Thursday, 10 July 2008

My bike is half dead

Filed under: Lang:English,Lang:한국어,Subj:Life — Jemyoung Leigh @ 22:44
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Last Monday, when I was biking on Broadway near Sherbrook, suddenly the bike was stopped. And I looked to find that one spoke of rear wheel went in the chains. So, the rear wheel was bent, and the supporter of chain on rear wheel was bent too. And plastic cover in centre of rear wheel was all broken. And chain was out of the gears.

I did some kind of first aid for my bike but I cannot straighten the wheel. And because it is bent too much, the rim always touches the brake which means the brake is always applied. It was extremely hard to bike.

And I went to a store and looked up the Buy&Sell for a used bike. They have amazing price – First ad was $1,500 and the second was $1,000. I bought this bike May 2007 $99 before Tax at Walmart for new one. New one was $100 and used one is $1,500. WOW!

I had no idea. I wanted to buy the same one in Walmart or Canadian Tire.

But yesterday, after the Wednesday worship, I met a Greg Cox, the new youth pastor. And many people came to see my bike – we decided to bring the bike to Greg’s because his house was close to the Church. So I went to his house and straightened the supporter of chain a little and release the rear brake completely, because when I left some of brake on rear wheel, the rim still touches in every half turn.

Now, I don’t have a rear brake but only front one. And if I brake hard, the bike tends to roll forward. 😦

My bike has no control of front and rear gears and no brake on rear wheel. Rear wheel is bent quite much. But I can still bike. So I won’t buy a new one or used one definitely.

지난 월요일에 셔부룩 근처의 브로드웨이에서 자전거를 타는데, 갑자기 자전거가 멈췄다. 내려서 보니 뒷 바퀴 살 하나가 체인에 말려 들어갔다. 덕분에 뒷 바퀴 확 휘고, 체인 지지대도 휘고, 체인 빠지고…뒷바퀴 가운데의 플라스틱 커버도 다 부숴졌다.

대충 조치를 했지만, 바퀴를 펼 수는 없었는데, 바퀴가 너무 휘어서 브레이크랑 계속 접촉을 해서 페달질이 너무 어려워 졌다.

중고를 살까 하고 편의점에 가서 Buy&Sell을 봤는데, 첫번째 중고 자전거 광고는 1500불, 두번째 중고 자전거 광고는 1000불이라고 한다. -_-;; 내 자전거를 작년 5월에 월마트에서 새걸로 세금 전 가격으로 99불에 샀는데, 중고를 1500을 내라고?

어떻게 할지 아무런 생각이 없었다. 월마트나 캐네이디언 타이어에서 새걸 사고 싶었지만…

어제, 수요 예배 후에 새로 온 청년부 목사님을 만났다. 그리고 교회 사람들이 여럿 와서 내 자전거의 상태를 살펴봤고, 결론은 일단 새 목사님 댁이 가까우니 거기 가서 좀 손보자는 것이었다. 그래서 목사님 댁에 자전거를 끌고 갔고, 체인 지지대를 약간 펴고, 뒷바퀴 브레이크는 완전 풀었다. 약간만 남겨놔도 반바퀴마다 브레이크랑 닿기 때문에 완전 풀 수 밖에 없었다.

지금 내 자전거의 상태는, 뒷바퀴 휘었음, 뒷바퀴 브레이크 전혀 없음, 앞쪽 기어와 뒷쪽 기어 조정할 수 없음이다. 앞바퀴 브레이크만 사용하기 때문에 급히 제동을 하면 자전거가 앞으로 넘어간다 -_-;;

상태가 개떡이긴 해도, 일단은 탈 수 있으니 계속 탈 것이다. 적어도 1500불짜리 중고 자전거는 사지 않을 것이다.


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