The brothers had to wait for the bicycle store to open. Janos’ new back wheel, while it is nominally the same size as the old one, seems to differ just a little bit. Just as much, that the spare spokes that were perfect to use in the old wheel, don’t fit into the new one. He needed to fix this wheel ASAP.
This store does not carry front panniers (or the necessary hardware) either, and since the brothers won’t cross another big city for a while, they don’t expect to visit a store with a wider selection very soon. Peter decided to buy the panniers and hardware designed for the rear wheel, (these are widely available), and he modified them to make the set fit to the front. The store personnel let them work inside the store, but were not able to help them in any other way. Below you can see how Peter used wire to fasten the rear-wheel hardware to the front wheel.
The bikes are extremely heavily packed now, but finally they have only two wheels, not four! Even after getting rid of the trailers, Janos and Peter found a way to display the big “Blind Judo Foundation” signs on their bicycles. Let’s not forget, that the adventure and personal growth is just one goal of this 10-week long cross-country trip. The other goal is to get visibility and raise funds for the Blind Judo Foundation. Please donate, if you are able to do so.
States: 8 Total: 1614 miles / 2597 km