Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rest Day.

Today was my day off (the bike), so I worked at the bike shop, then messed around with my own bikes all evening. I did make some wonderful peanut chicken for Brian and myself, but he ditched out so I ate it alone.

I changed more tires at home tonight than I did at the shop today which is a bit ironic, but after a little tire juggling, I have a bunch of fully functioning bikes again. Not long ago I blew out the sidewall of one of my training tires. I borrowed the tires from my fixed gear so I could keep training, but that rendered my favorite bike (the fixie) useless. To fix this problem, I put some old cross tires on the fixed gear, and then put some even older cross tires on my cross bike, and also put a new front wheel on my road bike. I've been meaning to lace a new hoop onto my front road bike wheel since I pulled an eyelet through the rear wheel of the set and ordered new hoops for the set in September. I finally got around to it, laced the wheel tonight at home, and hopefully I'll be able to tension it tomorrow at the shop.

I also need to rebuild Scott's PowerTap hub as he's letting me use it this spring while he's in Belgium. On top of that, I need to wash my road bike, Scott's TT bike (I'm also borrowing this spring, thanks Scooter), and my cross bike. These crappy roads are taking a toll on my stable, and it's time for me to catch up on their TLC.

Bottom line... my fixed gear looks tough now with big knobby tires.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

CC-
It's my pleasure to let you ride my TT bike while I'm gone, I just hope it brings you a little joy in your TT's because I know how much you love them
sw

cosmomasturpolitan said...

These will leave a nice welt.