I went to get back on my bike after a day at school and to my dismay i found that i was stuck in first. The toothed thing that the gear lever is supposed to lock into has come extremely loose and is simply failing to change gear... i tried tightening it but the bolt is stuck it seems... So i bit the bullet and rode home in first gear. That was fun. Top speed of 30km/h at a million rpm. Took mainly the backstreets and stuck to the far left indicating with my hand for people to overtake. People were pretty good actually; no one gave me any grief and when overtaking they gave me a pretty wide berth. Luckily for me i cycle to work 9 times out of 10 so had a good idea of backstreets/shortcuts and of general low-speed-two-wheeled behaviour. At one stage i cut onto the footpath in order to not hold up traffic on a main road, and when i did have to go on the main road people seemed pretty cool there, too. So sort of an anti-vent. Thanks for everyone for being cool! But no thanks for my bloody gears being stuck. And furthermore, i lost my wallet that morning so i can't pay for it to be fixed because i have no credit or debit cards and i can't seem to loosen the nut myself... Wasn't the greatest day for me to have a stuck first gear. Ruined my day further.