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DJ_FoS - Back in (on?) the saddle

Aug. 19th, 2011

07:21 pm - Back in (on?) the saddle

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Spent almost all my money (still only 40 bucks, but for me that is most of my money) on a cromoly steel axle (solid axle that is the same gauge as the quick-release ones, so MUCH stronger) and the tool to remove my freewheel. Got back to my office where the bike was and found I couldn't get the freewheel off without a larger wrench than I could find, so I took the wheel to Recycle Cycles where they have the tool and a bench vise. Spent the afternoon there rebuilding the wheel. Changed my front brake pads (small issue with the length of the rear cable preventing new un-worn pads from working in the rear, so I just realigned those for now), reassembled and oiled the derailer and the chain. The bike is working--better than ever. I can feel a lot less resistance in the pedals now.

There is still a periodic tick (don't know how to describe it) that happens a lot, tho I cannot reproduce it on demand, so I really don't know what is causing it. I will just have to be careful until I can identify it :-(

So yes, I am mobile again ;-)

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From:nobodyhere
Date:August 20th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
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Yay!
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From:evilshin
Date:August 20th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
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So that's why "The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate"

XD
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