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Winter Projects... Here is my list, what's on your list?(12 posts)

Winter Projects... Here is my list, what's on your list?Marketing Dept
Dec 10, 2003 6:21 AM
1. Break down all 4 bikes for total rebuilds, new cables chains, rings and etc.

2. Build up a closeout frame just purchased into a SS Cross bike.

3. Clean out the shop and ebay all of the unused stuff

4. Loose 10lbs and work on my TT
Similar listbimini
Dec 10, 2003 6:49 AM
1. Set up my OLD Trek 400 roadbike for my wife

2. Set up my hybrid / cyclocross bike for winter road use. Put roadbike bars on it and roadtires.

3. New drive wear components on my road / race bike. (chain,chainrings or crankset, BB, maybe a new 13-26 cassette)

4. Put together a good solid TT bike from cheap parts or find a cheap one on ebay.

5. Loose 10 pounds so I don't get dropped the first race of the next season (first race has to be in the hills)
No projects at all...None...Nada...biknben
Dec 10, 2003 6:56 AM
I did a bunch of projects last year. I'm taking this year off.

One small request: Consider putting your unused stuff in the classifieds on this site. It's cheaper, easier than eBay. Spam the General board occasionally and we'll take a look. I bet there are plenty of people here that would take much of it off your hands.
my listPaulCL
Dec 10, 2003 7:02 AM
1. Clean, lube, fix my MTB and all of the kids' bikes. My road bikes are fine.

2. Clean up my shop area (if I don't, my wife will!! Scary)

3. Ride the rollers. Keep 10lbs off my gut

4. Believe it or not: stop riding! If I take a month+ off in the winter (no outdoors,no rollers, etc..) I rebuild the passion to ride.
re: Winter Projects... Here is my list, what's on your list?JS Haiku Shop
Dec 10, 2003 7:43 AM
1) host cyclocross series. seed mtb, tt, cc series for next year. grow attendance. share the love.

2) train up to form for team ultra ride in april

3) overhaul local cycling club from the president's chair

4) train up to form for team ultra ride in april

5) complete the shop. it's currently at 60%.

6) train up to form for team ultra ride in april

(birmingham 500)
Ride lots. nmMB1
Dec 10, 2003 8:13 AM
What a surprise:-) nmDave Hickey
Dec 10, 2003 8:53 AM
re: Winter Projects... Here is my list, what's on your list?Mel Erickson
Dec 10, 2003 9:01 AM
1. Clean my shop (done)
2. Refurbish old Cannondale SuperV 900 for son (in progress)
3. Build new road bike (in progress)
4. Routine maintenance on bikes
5. Spin 3-4 times per week
6. Cross country ski 2-3 times per week
7. Sell excess equipment to fund new road bike
Simple.......TNSquared
Dec 10, 2003 9:25 AM
The last two months of conflicting schedules between my training, work, family, holiday events, etc., have resulted in a near total withdrawal from riding on my part. Not acceptable, but alot of it is my fault. I tend to approach things with an "all or nothing" attitude, and especially with riding and running. If I can't get into and stay in top fitness, I tend to say the h#ll with it. Part of it is frustration over not being able to do my best, and part of it quite frankly is an adult version of pouting at the fact that my family and boss don't seem to consider my training to be nearly as important as I do. Now that I've jumped into a cyclocross series with pnly about 60 training miles since September, I realize how silly and foolish I've been. I'm not even a regional caliber athlete, but it's easy to get carried way and I continually have to temper my enthusiasm and competitiveness with the reality check that my roles as Dad, Husband, Son, Friend and perhpas even Employee are more important in the grand scheme of things.

So my winter project is to put together a training plan that insures I stay on track with my riding and running while keeping proper balance and perspective on my priorities. This process includes:

1) Soul-searching and writing down my real priorities so that I don't forget why I'm really here. Somehow I don't think it's just to finish first in C category, or finish an Ironman, etc.
2) Discussing my racing goals and training plans with my family to make sure we agree as to how much time I can afford to devote to training and racing, work through the schedule and avoid conflicts. No doubt, there will be some concessions on my part, but that will be good and much easier to accept if it's part of the plan.
3) Setting restrictions on my "voluntary" overtime hours at work and discussing this in advance with my boss.
4) Committing to paper a specific training, work and family activity schedule and living by it so that no one area overruns another.
5) Probably one hundred other things that I have not thought of.

Did I say simple?
I love to spec and build bikes...TFerguson
Dec 10, 2003 10:37 AM
1. Final touches on winter SS/Fixed:
2000 Bianchi Volpe conversion. Just needs some ride time to get the gears right. See pic below.

2. Finish the track bike:
NOS 1999(?) Bianchi Reparto Corse celeste steel frame and fork, Campy Strada 165mm crankset with the inner tabs filed off, Campy Athena(?) BB, new Chorus threaded headset, lollipops, NOS Cinelli 80mm deep 16h Al front clincher rim, and several track hubs to choose from. Also have stems, bars, saddles, tires, tubes, etc. around. Need to commit to a rear rim and start wheel builds.

3. Finish the Crit bike:
2003(?) KHS Flite 2000 Al frame w carbon seat stay and fork, DA octalink 165mm crankset, Ultegra BB, tubie wheelset with DA rear and AC micro front hubs and Velocity Deep-V rims, not sure on shifters (do I need DA? have new from warrantee Ultegra), 12-21 Ultegra cassette, new Ultegra chain, need integrated headset, need calipers (105?), need F&R deraileurs (105?), need stem, think I can scrounge the rest.

4. Finish a kid's race bike (and I don't have kids):
New 2003 C'dale R2000 Feminine 650c Al 40cm frame, C'dale 650c slice carbon fork, 600 165 mm crankset (need to find out about the Junior gearing limitations), looking for Sora shifters (have Tiagra but would like adjustable), Terry 38mm bars. No decision yet on the rest, we'll see what pops up.

5. Start SS(?) Pinarello:
1997(?) Pinarello Radius steel frame with matching lugged fork, Cinelli gold toe clips. Soon to be picked up- Campy gold BMX crankset and gold Modolo brake calipers and levers. Who knows from here.

6. Have a Schwinn Prestige MTB that I would like to turn into a CX.

7. Also have a pair of really ratty his & hers Schwinn Suburbans that I will probably never get to. I would like to turn then into a pair of "coffee shop" bikes for Sunday afternoons. I bid $7 on them on eBay just to watch them. I won. Cost $40 to ship.

8 and beyond... Who knows what will follow me home tomorrow.

I also have all those other things I'm suppose to do, but I saw this silver-to-black Colnago Tecnos frameset...

TF
hmmm... nago tecnos.colker1
Dec 10, 2003 2:07 PM
HHHHMMMMMM! what size?
My size! (nm)TFerguson
Dec 10, 2003 6:39 PM