The good thing is that there are two bike shops not to far from me. The bad thing is that it is Sunday and didn't open for another hour. So I locked my bike outside the shop and headed over to Pamela's for some of their famous hotcakes :-) Might as well have something good come out of being awake early. When the shop finally opened, the guy took 5 minutes to fix the problem. Now, she runs like a beauty! :-) Lessons learned today:
1) Don't let your friends touch your bike unless they know what they are doing
2) I suck for not being able to fix the problem myself
3) There are adult bike maintenance classes weekly that I should probably check out.
My bike looks so sad and dismantled. This is it parked in front of Pittsburgh Pro Bikes in Squirrel Hill.