More bike trouble

The problem with my bike is worse than my original diagnosis. The cause of the hole in the tube is a patch where the actual outer rubber portion of the tire has been worn through. As such, when you try to pump up a new tube inside, it bulges out of the hole. Clearly, the tire needs to be replaced.

That said, I only have three days left in Oxford, and nobody has committed to buying the bicycle yet. Regardless of what happens to it when I leave, the non-functionality of my bicycle now means that I need to walk to the John Radcliffe hospital in Headington for my final brain scan.

[Update: 29 June 2007] I have replaced the rear tire and the bike is now working properly. I am still looking for someone who wants to buy it.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

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