Finally took the hatstand out for a ride today. Most people would call it a bicycle, but when I moved in here I carried it up the stairs and it has been a hatstand ever since.

To my surprise, both it and I survived a circuit of the flatter parts of # without falling apart. Have somehow been cultivating a covid belly, despite working like a navvy and eating quite modestly. I suppose I have to exercise some different muscles to my regular working and trudging muscles. Or I could quit drinki… No, no! The # it is.

How best to remove all the rust from it? Steel wool and persistence?
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
Oh, I prefer a bit of a rusty patina to my bikes. An oily rag will give it a nice deep sheen. Paint jobs are for them fancy lycra pants people