Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Found While Riding

I found an ankle strap on this morning's ride. Coincidentally, the other day, I decided I needed one of these.

Friday, March 19, 2010

1st Ride to Work in More than a Year

Yesterday, I rode my bike to work for the first time in more than a year. It was good.

I had to ride my third-string bike. The starter bike is still not built after being repainted and the backup bike had an awful noise coming from the bottom bracket. I think the noise is cause to overhaul the BB bearings. I didn't jump into that job because it's a cottered crank. I need new cotters and the loan or purchase of a cotter press. What if it needs more parts than just bearings and cotters?

Each winter, I have big plans to finish bike projects during my down time, but it never happens. Then spring arrives and I hurry to complete my projects.

Here's my list of bike projects (this will help me remember):

  • Straighten fork on folding bike
  • Overhaul BB on three speed
  • Finish rebuilding Maruishi
  • Finish converting cross bike to geared machine
  • Sell single-speed road bike (install bar tape, tires, other small items)
  • Sell coaster-brake cruiser
I just saw a bike on Craig's List that I have wanted for a long time.

p.s. I removed comment moderation. What the heck was I thinking anyway?