One of my coworkers, however, delved into his glory days of riding and working on bikes, and told me all about how he used to ride and work on his bikes. Then, surprisingly, he asked if I wanted any of his old stuff. I was completely taken aback, and said I would buy whatever he was willing to part with, but he insisted on giving me just about all of it (though I did give him money for those lovely Campy tools and promised future bike repairs - it's the least I can do!!).
The next day, a large box of goodies showed up at my desk.
|It's like Christmas, but for people like me.|
|They're quite nice...dare I say they're Superb.|
|Headset and bottom bracket tools! Whee!|
|Yep, Campagnolo alright.|
|Ideale, Superbe - maybe they were on to something...|
|There were a lot of Campy boxes and manuals in my goody box, but this was the most colorful and complete.|
|Apologies for the ridiculous depth of field. It's dark and I'm impatient.|
|The bag contains Campy downtube shifters.|
Lots of these parts I will use, but anything that I can't will be donated to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Most importantly, I always try to pay awesome acts of kindness like this forward. Many thanks to my coworker - if you're reading this, you've no idea how happy you've made me!
It's Friday night. Time to get greasy and work on bikes.