Polished the 20+ year old cranks on the Schwinn. They look pretty good now!
Step one of build complete: Receive frame.
Rock Lobster Team Scandium w/bb30 I'll be sure to post pics when its done.
New wheels- Edge 2.68/DT 240 laced by joe young, vittoria evo cx 23mm
new kmc sl10-gold of course
new s-wrap bar tape
Swapped out yellow Vittoria Zaffiro's for gray/black Michelin Krylions, (the yellow ones were WAY too bright, and too heavy)
Changed stems on both road bikes (now the seat/handlebar distance is the same and both fit better)
Got my Force front derailleur in the mail. It replaces the Rival currently on my LOOK. That is tomorrow's job. Life is good.
Upgraded my Schwinn from the basic CatEye computer to a 16gb, GPS enabled, wi-fi capable computer.
In other words, I installed an iPod bracket. I'm keeping a proper bike computer on my good bike.
Super cool to see there is a Rock Lobster and a Soulcraft cyclocross frames on the forum.
I'm currently building up my 2nd DeSalvo cross bike. Got most of the parts, just waiting on the frame. The goal is for it to be a very classy race bike. Almost did disc brakes, but the whole system is just too heavy to justify. I hardly use the brakes on the singlespeed.
If you can't measure it, you can't understand it; if you can't understand it, you can't control it.
Put some new commuter swag on the Schwinn. Moved the tail light to the back of the rack so it's visible.
Put "sponsor" decals on my Motobecane.
Ok, so they're obviously not my sponsors, but I was looking at the stickers and realized they perfectly matched the blue trim on all the other decals on the bike.
What year is that old schwinn Battle rabbit? I have a 78 Continental II I'm working on. I stripped it down to the frame. Worked on cleaning up the headset and relubing that yesterday. I want to get it back on the road soon. What are you using for wheels? I have the original chromed steel wheels for mine but may upgrade to something else.
If you upgrade to 700c wheels you pretty much need long reach brakes. If you need help finding some I'd be happy to check the model number on the Tektros I bought for you.
Last weekend I worked as Tech support for a training camp. Responsible for 17 bikes for 3 days...I was busy.
This morning I repaired a front derailleur that was the subject of a dump shift under load. DON'T do that people. The cage got twisted and my ride partner was stuck in the big ring for the 2 hours in the hills. East German resistance training!
Swapped out the 11-25 cassette for a 11-28 to help with hills on the LOOK with the regular double crank (all are SRAM red)
Added a link to the chain to compensate for the extra teeth. The whole drivetrain only has a few hundred miles on it, so I figured it was safe.
And, while I had it all apart, swapped the Rival front derailleur for a Force. Went out for a short ride up the hills to make sure everything works well (it does)
Took the old 10 speed cassette and put it on my old set of road wheels.