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Good to get all the 'weak' areas taken care of before it causes a dangerous ride though...I know it's frustrating but better safe than sorry. ;)

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Well, must be a Friday the 13th/full moon thing.

I'll fixed this bike someday. I will, d*mmit! :angry2:

Yes, you will!
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OK, the bike is all back together now. I basically refurbished the darned thing. About the only thing I didn’t replace was the frame, the seat, the handlebars, and the brake pads/cables; everything else is new.

 

Tomorrow, I’m planning on a short (4-5 mile) test ride around the neighborhood. I sure have missed riding my bike every day. Now I can look forward to putting another 10K miles on it. :)

 

Later…

 

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OK, the bike is all back together now. I basically refurbished the darned thing. About the only thing I didn’t replace was the frame, the seat, the handlebars, and the brake pads/cables; everything else is new.

 

Tomorrow, I’m planning on a short (4-5 mile) test ride around the neighborhood. I sure have missed riding my bike every day. Now I can look forward to putting another 10K miles on it. :)

 

Later…

 

~Eric

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Took her out for a nice 13.5 mile spin this morning. Put her through the usual paces. Everything is working smoothly. Sure feels good to be riding again!

 

There was only one small problem... I could not use 17th gear (the largest chain ring in front and the largest cog on the cassette in the rear). It seems that my new chain may be about two links short. I could swage on a couple links from the old chain, but I'm not going to bother. Every other gear works fine. I never use 17, anyway.

 

Now I can put another 10K on this baby. Looking forward to riding it to work very soon!

 

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Edited to add "could not" above.

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Well, went on the first official shake down ride of the newly refurbished bicycle. Took her out for a 16.1 miler today. She performed flawlessly; back to her old self again. Unfortunately, it was HOT, HOT, HOT out there today. The ride beat the carp out of me. I'm a little out-of-shape due to minimal riding or walking since November. :(

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And it's quite a cool day here in NJ--only a little over 70. Glad the bike is back in shape.

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You will get better. Might want to try mornings for a while, eh? At least before the worst of the heat of the day till you get back in shape?

 

So glad you have your bike back!

 

We had a wonderful day here today in VA. Our high point was 79F and only for a couple hours. Most of the day very comfortable! And not as much humidity either!

 

After the 90s and high humidity ... this was a real blessing today.

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I put a new bracket on my bike this last week using imported german pipe clamps. Pics will be posted this afternoon.

 

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And it's quite a cool day here in NJ--only a little over 70. Glad the bike is back in shape.

 

That would be like heaven. It's about 16 weeks away from beautiful weather again here in FL. I can hardly wait. One good thing about getting older, the wait doesn't seem to be as long these days. ;)

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You will get better. Might want to try mornings for a while, eh? At least before the worst of the heat of the day till you get back in shape?

 

 

Yup. If I get this job When I start working in a few weeks, I'll be riding to work (1 mile) at 0700 and then riding home at 1630. I may have to take the long way home to add about 9 miles to the ride. I could always just go another mile north from the campus and ride around the really nice Al Lopez Park that's also near my house. I'd have to do about 5 laps around that place and then head home. I'd get home about 1730. That's not too bad.

 

Also, there are lots of stairs at the campus. I can get some serious cardio by just avoiding elevators. :)

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It holds my phone so I can use it for activity tracking.

 

http://www.quadlockcase.com/

 

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It was a bear to find the right length + width to fid the quad lock mount. These are 7mm x 40 cm (diameter). It took me several hours of googling to find the pipe clamps with the narrow bands. Most are >10mm wide. Even with this, I had to dremel a bit off the notches on the posts on the edn of the mount. It is extroardinary secure, and the phone will come out of the case before coming off the mount, unless the mount itself fails.

 

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The mount came with zip ties, but that was not nearly enough to hold the mount without moving around. The clamps work a lot better.

 

Adam

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Man! Waaaay too techie for me. That looks like something Josh would have on his bike. Of course, Josh would have three or four of them. :hysterical:

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Well, I like to keep it simple. My bike lights will be pretty cool when they come in this fall (Kickstarter).

 

Adam

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A hands free kit for a bike.. Well if dat don beat all

Good plan--avoid distraction whether driving a car or riding a bike.

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A hands free kit for a bike.. Well if dat don beat all

 

I take no calls nor text while riding. ;)

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Just being positive. The interview is not till tomorrow afternoon (Thursday the 26th @ 1515hrs). Please remember to sacrifice the chicken breasts this evening w/ a light breading, a dash of salt/pepper, and a squeeze or two of lemon. ;)

 

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And, of course...

 

Praise Cthulhu and that Flying Spaghetti dude, too, while I'm at it!

 

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And, of course...

 

Praise Cthulhu and that Flying Spaghetti dude, too, while I'm at it!

 

Indeed, good luck :thumbup:

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