if you missed the exciting beginning of the story of the flat tire, here's Part One.
so the all day conference on Monday ended at 17.30 and I hopped on the train in Hyllie (by the way, it's not pronounced "hill e" as I was saying for the first few days when I arrived here in Malmo. it's actually pronounced "hill you" in a kind of french manner where they roll the tongue during the you part). I was home in less than 35 minutes after a quick train ride and a quick bus trip. the transport was free because the conference gives every participant a 72 hour free public transportation card! imagine that... the conference you are attending in a city offers a free method to use public transportation. what a nice idea... thanks Malmo!
|Stapelbaddsparken building (underneath where ships were pushed out to sea from the shipbuilding port, Dockan) is now a hub for local non profits in Malmo, including cykelkoket, the cycle kitchen|
|cykelkoket (the cycle kitchen) in Dockan where free tool time combined with volunteer bike experts leads to an amazing experience|
|work being done to fix up a Swedish military bike which are surprisingly common in Malmo. the guy fixing it up comes to cykelkoket every monday night to work on it. he bought it on Craigslist. he was riding it around the city with no brakes for awhile.|
|some of the free tools available for use to fix up your bike. the shop also collects and fixes up old bikes that have been confiscated by the city or abandoned.|
|most common style of valve stem in Sweden is actually English, called the Dunlop valve. in the US, almost all tubes have a German or Italian style (Schrader or Presta). I had never seen this English version before.|
|recycling at the cycle kitchen|
|Bert, a volunteer for cykelkoket, helped me solve what turned out to be a very complicated flat tire (I don't think I have ever heard the words complicated and flat tire in the same sentence)|