Thursday, May 6, 2010


Which of these is the better value?

A: A dedicated bike stand with adjustable clamp, approximately $150.


B: A loop of rope, hanging from the ceiling joists, from which you can hang your machine by the seat, about 50 cents? Hey, I just noticed that there isn't a "cent" character on my keyboard! What's the ASCII code for that? I guess they've become obsolete.

To my mind, the clear choice is B. After all, given that I live in a world of limited resources (note the somewhat dingy basement in example B), how much stronger, faster, or lighter will either choice make me or my bike? The answer, of course, is none.

That is what this is about.