Juggling propane bottles…

My neighbors D&L moved up their semi-regular Saturday trip to town to today so I could tag along for a couple of needed errands…


Yesterday morning during Tobie’s walkie I noted that one of the two remaining propane bottles feeding Ian’s water heater had gone empty. That gave me two empties, and meant I could take them to town without fear of irritating D&L. But I’ve noticed that when you run a bypass regulator with only one bottle there’s a distinct whiff of propane in the air, and wasting propane is a sin. So…


…I ended up taking the most-nearly-empty bottle off the bedroom’s regulator, swapping it for a full, and then taking the almost-empty to Ian’s for the water heater to use up. Sometime between now and winter a kitchen bottle will go empty, and then I can take that pair to town and face the winter with full bottles. Sort of propane Tetris.

While in town, I got some parts/accessories I’ve been anticipating for the ebike…


Unfortunately the new kickstand was delayed – fully loaded the bike weighs eighty pounds before I climb aboard and it has proven fragile in anything but the most minimal contact with the ground. So the kickstand is important. And I don’t know enough about gearing systems to know what to do about the derailleur hanger, but I can work around that for now. As it is, weather permitting I hope to take it to T&S’s in the morning for a shakedown.

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One Response to Juggling propane bottles…

  1. Ben says:

    The derailleur hanger is the odd-shaped bracket that connects the derailleur to the frame. It’s almost certainly bent, and needs to be replaced. What you do is call Rad Bikes and order TWO of them, (so that you will have a spare for the future.)

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