Steve the Mechanic

When we moved from Tallahassee, Florida to Lebanon, Tennessee in October of 1997, Steve refurbished an old bicycle for his mother. When I saw bicycle parts scattered all over the back porch, I was sure that Steve would never be able to put the bicycle back together, but he did. Eventually he became so good at bicycle mechanics that many of his friends relied on his services.

After we moved to Hartsville, Steve became interested in dirt bikes and motorcycles. With the gentle guidance of the kind folks at Bikes and Bits, Steve was able to restore an old YZ80 dirt bike, pictured above, to running condition.