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03/22/14
The Bike Guy
Filed under: General, Culture
Posted by: @ 6:01 pm

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In China, there are supposedly two rats for every person and one bike guy for every bike.

This is mine.
He keeps my bike tuned up so I can ride the 45 second commute to my school without a hitch.

I don’t know his name or if he has ever hear of Lance Armstrong, but this guy knows his stuff.

He can tighten spokes and straighten out a bent tire for about the price of a Power Bar.
And he does it all while wearing a designer sports coat and screamin’ yellow baseball cap.

 

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His bike shop isn’t as swank as Johnny Sockets in Chi-town. No bike helmets or bike apparel.

But you can get bike locks, breaks, spokes a chain, or tire tubing, most likely already with a few patches on it.
 
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If you look real close, you can see the bike guy’s ancient oil bottle. It looks like its wrapped in the swaddling clothing that Jesus wore in the manger.

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The cash register is a cardboard box, which is also very typical.
When it’s closing time, he packs it up and drives away.

The bike guys is usually open for weekends by the back gate of entrance one to Hu Pan Zhi Meng Xiao Qu on the weekends.

 Here’s the three wheeler tricyle also know as the re-cycle. This model is popular with the junk men .

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