Posted by: David | May 9, 2010

Bicycle Repair Man

The bad news: bicycles in China break down.  Often.  We once had a new (cheap) bike which lost a pedal in the first two weeks we owned it.

The good news: there are skilled bicycle technicians on call at almost any streetcorner, and they work for cheap.  A new brake cable is 3 kuai (45 US cents) installed, and patching an innertube is 2 kuai.

Here are two of five (!) bike repair shops within one large block of our house:

My usual repairman did not want his picture taken, but I think he’s a super guy:


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