cane creek intergrated headset, (why did Giant use this design again?) installed it with dual crown shocks and i still have slop, i'll retry it later...
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Cleaned the Motobecane, and did some work to the Schwinn project bike:
From this a month or two ago(rode it as a fixie for about four months), to a state of disassembly. Today I got it to this point:
The brakes have new cables on them, the rear derailleur works really well, new handlebar wraps, seat height reset to go with the new longer crankarms, and yes those are Dura-Ace bar end shifters on a 30 year old Schwinn. They only cost like $50, and I couldn't resist! If I ever get another bike without integrated shifters I'll probably move to bar ends, the friction shifters are FANTASTIC. I'm in love
I can't get the front derailleur to pull quite right, the bike it came off of had a guide under the bottom bracket, this one doesn't. I got a clamp on cable-stop that I put on the seat tube. It looks like it should work but I seem to have adjusted it wrong. So I don't foul it up I'm taking it to my local shop on Monday(the Downtube in Albany, or CK Cycles over in Colonie. I haven't decided which yet as Downtube is walking distance, but pricier, and I know CK does good work, but I'd have to put the bike on the car to take it there and get back to school between classes).
Landshark: Installed a new rear d (ultegra sl), washed it, and cleaned and lubed drivetrain.
On One & GT: Washed it and cleaned and lubed the drivetrain.
Jamis: Reinstalled the rear d I borrowed for the landshark, cleaned and lubed the drivetrain.
Specialized allez: Took off the pedals I wanted to keep and prepped the bike for sale.
And now I am out of things to do so no more procrastinating, time to pack for an upcoming move. On the bright side in a little over 2 weeks I will live less than a block from mtb trails
on the mountain bike:
replaced the rotors
replaced the brake pads
cleaned the frame
replaced the shift cables
replaced the brake cables... though ran into a snag with the end caps not fitting properly on the Jagwire Ripcord housing....
installed the SRAM X.7 shifters
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Found a Schwinn sprint in the trash Friday night, had no wheels, but did have front and rear derailleur, nasty ass rusted chain, seat post and saddle, handlebars, gear levers, fork, and brakes, stripped all the parts off it, and getting it ready for media blast and powder coat. Going to build it up as my bike to train in the park. Never ridden steel before, but it's a cool lugged steel frame, super excited for this build...
Well I started to move some to the new house. Also I put a saddle on the cross bike after I dropped them off. Now if we could finish the move so I could actually ride that would be nice.
I guess I follow rule #25
The bikes on top of your car should be worth more than the car. Or at least be relatively more expensive. Basically, if youre putting your Huffy on your Rolls, youre in trouble, mister.
Swapped out the crabon brake pads for the regular ones with hopes of actually riding some training miles this week
Merckx, the new ridley looks lovely but its begging for a red group
Then removed all of these from my rear tire only:
First flat in a LONG time, hoping they don't come in groups of three like usual
Fitted a Garmin 500 over the weekend, a B'day present from my wife. She got the HR and Cadence sensors too but I haven't used them yet. I'm loving the 500 so far, I had heard only good things about it and I think it really helps keep my ADHD style mind happy while I'm out riding on my own.
I do have wayyy too many options on the screen though, I think I average 7 metrics per screen so they're all tiny..