They say it happens it threes, I don’t know who ‘they’ are but apparently ‘they’ are right. Three flat tyres in three days. It started with my Steiger, a cruise around Centennial Park one morning, gorgeous day, wind in my hair, then ker-lump, ker-lump. That horrible clunky feeling of rim spinning on rubber, minus the air. I never carry a spare tube, tools, pump and all the gadgetry needed to fix it, so I walked my bike home, for 1 hour.
The next day, I’m on the road bike, going to a meeting in Surry Hills, ker-lump. Oh no! Another flat tyre, and obviously I hadn’t replaced the tube in the Steiger yet (lazy) so I’m gonna be late for the meeting, have to re-schedule.
Well with 2 flats and still I haven’t replaced the tubes, I decide to take my Vespa aka Gino (named after my first boyfriend who use to double me around on his BMX when he did the paper round). I attempt to roll him out of the garage but he’s so hard to push. You’ve got to be kidding, he has a flat tyre too! I couldn’t believe it. So after getting the tyre changed (no I didn’t do that one either) I had to take Gino to get a replacement tube and I took him to Sable and Argent. A cool all things bike place in Woolloomooloo. They not only sell and repair scooters and bikes they also make a cracking coffee with a cosy area to hang about while you wait. You should try not to wait there too long as you will be tempted to buy some of the lovely accessories they have about the place, lucky for me I only had a tube to fix, I managed to get out quickly without new cranks, a new jacket and handmade leather saddle.
Gino with a new pumped up tyre.
Any place that has an Arne Jacobsen – esque chair gets a thumbs up from me!
Love this crazy bar tape.
Some coffee while you wait.