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I woke up this morning thinking about stuff and repairs.

When the shop called about the Jolly Roger's seat tube, S took on the repair effort: he got a 1" spade bit and used that to drill out the rest of the old aluminum seatpost, based on the logic that aluminum is softer than steel.

But then he couldn't quite get the replacement seatpost to work correctly: it would stay at the correct height, but twisted, even after he had added in a couple of aluminum shims made from a beer can. Eventually he decided to order a manufactured shim, and that seems to be doing the trick for now.

So I took the Jolly Roger on a test ride on Sunday morning to a meeting. It was nice to be back on the old steed, although I still need to tweak the replacement front derailleur because it's too close to the big chainring.

I'm feeling depleted right now, on the gift-giving front. My energies have been getting pulled in a half-dozen other directions, and I just don't feel like contributing to the mountains of stuff that many people own.

Hmm. I wonder if I could figure out a way to give the gift of repairs.

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