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August 21st, 2007


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09:54 am
ooo ooo oo oo ooo ooo ooo!
(much like a hyperactive monkey)

So today I learned how to replace spokes on a bike wheel, true a wheel, rip a presta valve out of the tube (oops, was my instructor actually. hehe!), and remove/replace a gear cartridge.
All before 9:30am.
booyah!

Also, my new macbook pro from work is showing up today!
squeeeeeee!
mood: cheerfulcheerful
music: ooo, good idea!

(8 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:jimmi_obadger
Date:August 21st, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Yay! I told you it would be super-satisfying.

Who's the teacher?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 21st, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
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http://broadwaybicycleschool.com/

'cause they're on the way to work, super friendly, and will teach me whatever I want 'em to. ^_^
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From:pasquillacious
Date:August 21st, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
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Yay bike stuff!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 21st, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
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indeed!
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From:oceanic
Date:August 21st, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
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computer guh... [drool]
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From:moira_kathleen
Date:August 21st, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Dude, I totally think that you and my brother are merging into the same person. What with the beer brewing, and now you're learning how to fix bicycles... (Doug's a big bike person and recently built himself a new-ish road bike.)

It's freaky.
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From:krank_kether
Date:August 21st, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
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ooo... i don't know how to true a wheel.. always seemed like it'd be a PITA - true/false?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 21st, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Actually it's superduper easy as long as you have a spoke wrench.
A truing stand probably helps, it made it awful straightforward, but you could just flip your bike over and do it that way too.

Just spin the wheel, set the brake/truing stand so it just touches the wheel in one spot per rotation, tweak the spokes where it rubs so it doesn't rub, repeat.
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