Back in (on?) the saddle - DJ_FoS
Aug. 19th, 2011
07:21 pm - Back in (on?) the saddle
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 ;-)