So today is the day of the fabled Three Speed Camping Trip. Yet I’m not going to be riding a three speed! Yes, I know, after all that smoke and noise made about it. Before you heat up the tar and gather the feathers, let me explain myself…
I went to my local shop, but they are not experts at cottered cranks. In fact, if you show up with a cottered-crank bike, they’ll probably tell you to convert to cotterless. Anyways, they surmised that the threading is stripped. Damn. And as the Raving Bike Fiend says, if the threading is stripped, it could be f-ed.
Now I don’t know for sure since I need to bring it to the shop that are experts at these things. But I am scared. Can it be rethreaded? If not, does that mean I do need to go to a cotterless crank system? Do I find another three speed? Yikes! These things are stressing me out.
Stay tuned for more developments. And yes, I hope to have a true three speed campout at some point!