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Heal well and quickly Josh.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
What Shaun said. Sorry to hear bout that Josh.
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Thanks guys.. I got these sweet x-rays at least
I am going to use the down time to swap some parts on the bike. From Gumtree I've had a few people interested in my old frame/fork/bars/headset/stem/seatpost for $100, and my current wheelset with tyres and tubes for $140.
$240 gets me Origin8 hubs and H Plus Son or Velocity rims.. awwww yeah!
Archetype: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_ ... ts_id=2204
SL42: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_ ... ts_id=2314
Velocity: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=948
Also looking into a second hand Brooks saddle, some S300 cranks and a front brake. Brakes seem a lot more sensible after chatting to the Dr about the rates surgeons charge
Ouch. I feel your pain bro. Rest up and heal well.
How can you even move your arm? Don't worry about the bike, it'll still be there once your shoulder has healed.
I wouldn't bother going for a 2nd hand Brooks, given that you can buy a brand new one from Wiggle for about the same price.
Yes, brakes are a great investment. You can't go wrong with any modern dual-pivot racing caliper, really. You just have to ensure that your new fork will work with a short reach brake.
heh I don't mean like that - since I've been ordered off the bike for another month I am gonna sell some parts and order some new ones in. Normally I'd be worried about being off the bike but right now its for the best. I have bad self control.. Anyway, regarding the second hand stuff - I offered the guy $70 for his Brooks he reckons has met his arse 7 times, and $60 for his S300 crankset.
So.. the Saga continues
I sold a bunch of stuff today including the ole Raleigh (*tear*) and my current wheelset. I have $250 from it. It hurts a little.
So now the question is really what rim since all the sets I can afford are on the Origin8 hubs and the Origin8's seem pretty good. I mostly just want strength but still light and was thinking the H Plus Son Archetype to the Origin8's would be the money. Or would the SL42 Deep V's be stronger? I like how the Archetypes aren't so deep and I'll feel em less when its windy. and they're machined incase I run a brake.
So stoked I was able to sell the old frame and my wheels.. the new wheelset arrived today and I put it together with a Roselli 17t cog/lockring donated to me on FOA!
I rotorfixed the cog on and to test it afterwards I couldn't make it budge loose with my chain whip.. then I put the lockring on Feeling really confident about that. If it slips I'll be really suprised.
Another change.. I flipped the stem and the bars are in a way better spot for me. I was able to remove the decals off the Deda Zero 2 with acetone and switch the face plate so the 'D' is the right way. It gives me enough clearance to completely spin my handlebars actually.. (WTFBARSPINZ)
I also discovered that champagne corks make better bar end caps than bar end caps!
Gators and grip do not belong in the same sentence unless it also contains 'lack of'
Picked up some SRAM S300 cranks and GXP bb in perfect condition for $90 with a nice KMC chain. Apparently ridden 10x and judging from the teeth on the sprocket and copious amounts of grease everywhere I'd say that is true.
Also fitted an EAI 19t cog/formula lockring to the other side of my fixed/fixed.. I'll be switching from 71 gear inches to 66 and 74.
Will have to take it to the LBS to get the cranks fitted unfortunately.. I don't have the tools for this one!
The tools I need are for my old BB, I have a 117m axle which protrudes so much that most BB tools cant reach the teeth to turn the bb. Last time I had to take it to Bike Bug to get it swapped over for a $20.
AAAAAaaand it looks like I'll have to do that again, or maybe buy some long reach BB tool or a rubber wrench. I just took it to one of the LBS around here and we couldn't get it out.. they offered me a part time job though.
It was the drive side BB cup, which turns lefty loosy, right?
PS. what do I need an outboarc up yool for? dunno wutdatis
I ended up ringing Cheeky Transport, who instantly knew what was up and had a hollow BB tool that made the job look easy as. Great service and knowledgeable technicians, but a little pricey at $50 to swap cranks, bb and chain. The clicking has been completely eliminated though - it sounds lovely now.
Couldn't resist purchasing some Oddysey pedals in a disgusting neon blend while I was there as well. I'm told it is Seafoam/Magenta. Pretty stoked though, despite the impulse purchase, since they're a perfect match for my SGB straps - the straps all fit inside the pedal, and when I am riding on the bottom out of the straps I'm not standing on straps like I had been previously. I bought Twisted pedals easily 15 years ago for a BMX, so they must be doing something right.
Chain line is straight as an arrow now!
The bottom of the pedals w/ the Oddy's + SGB
Didn't really hurt too bad riding up there either!
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