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God I love bike maintenance(6 posts)

God I love bike maintenancejim hubbard
Mar 22, 2002 5:16 PM
Having had a SH^T of a week I sat down last nite and started working on the "Training pig". I have been putting off overhauling the bike for a while and this had built up. Well after opening a bottle of red to keep we company I started work. Well 4 hours and another bottle later I had,
-striped,cleaned and polished the frame.
-cleaned the drive train
-fitted new stem/bars/shifters
-fitted new cabling/bar tape
-overhauled brakes
-trued wheels
-fitted new slime tubes and tires

Well by the end of this I was feeling a bit tired and crashed. But things were feeling right in the universe again. I am so glad that I am involved in a sport that gives such pleasure from such simple things.
re: It's like the search for the Holy Grail..Akirasho
Mar 22, 2002 7:01 PM
... only more fruitful. Moving Zen.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
is it always that neat and clean?gtx
Mar 22, 2002 7:27 PM
I've got all the tools and a nice Park stand (the one with the 70 pound baseplate) but my basement is a mess and I haven't gotten around to building a workbench. Yeah, for bikes you want the bench a bit lower (about waist height), but you've got yourself a great setup! You are inspirng me to get off my lazy @ss!
... you shoulda' seen it before...Akirasho
Mar 22, 2002 10:02 PM
... I decided to make it a home shop... literally the Black Hole of my house... not even light escaped...

Yepper, I recognize that the benchwork is too tall, but it was salvaged from an old model railroad layout... which might someday be resurrected, thus I didn't want to destroy the frames...

Now my garage is a whole 'nother story...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
... you shoulda' seen it before...koala
Mar 23, 2002 6:23 PM
Its a lot nicer than my set up!
Wher's the Maintenance Stand? nmgusriley
Mar 24, 2002 2:53 PM