June 27th, 2002



back to the routine of work. Or nearly routine of work since I needed to get the bus in this morning and stopped with a bike shop to pick up some spare inner tubes while I was at it. Must go home early via town and get some spare keys cut (shuts at 5:30) then fix bike, go get weighed at SW and head off to eat at the pub for a change.
Ukranian bread with my lunch, a present from Steph, along with several others all edible :-) It's rather nice really. She's obviously feeling quie well off, and is looking forward to wandering into town tomorrow to spend some time somewhere where there are actually some shops to spend it in!

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Bloody lonely in this office when I'm on my own (Caroline in a meeting) and have nothing much to do that can't as easily wait until tomorrow. Even irc isn't keeping me very good company this afternoon for some reason. Oh well, I'm off fairly early anyway.


My bike is still not fixed. I ask bike shop for inner tubes. Bike shop asks what size, so I said to fit in 700x25c tyres, so she grabs inner tubes off shelf with no further ado and sells them to me. Yet when I get home I find that the thread on the valve is the *wrong size* to fit the lockring I have. Which means they're completely unusable, and of course by this point bike shop is shut so I can't ask them if this is a (semi-) expected problem and if I can easily get a lockring that will fit or if I'll ahve to buy different tubes or what.

Now do people see why I just take the damned thing to a shop when I have a puncture? I'm still going to have to sort out the tangle which is the chain and the little wheels at the back to get the wheel back on. And of course I'm going to have to spend another 1.80 on bus fare tomorrow.

Total cost so far L1.50 puncture repair kit, L3.75 tube, L1.80+L1.80+L1.00 busfares. It would have been cheaper too.