Monday, May 29, 2006

5 - boro bike tour traffic jam

Seems like there was more traffic than ever this year... Still a fun day.

T -Trail Groomer

I gotta build one of these next fall!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

How to fish a cable through a bike frame.

Never pull a cable out of a frame - leave a sleeve or something in there! Oh too late? I watched my shifter fall to the floor pulling the cable out of my Klein Palomino.
Here's how I got it back.

14g or 16g electric fence wire
mark the length where it just reaches the opposite hole.
insert (this is hard part) and twist until you see the tip - a strong light helps
push through hole - voila! (this step should only take about 20 minutes)
solder small wire - 24gauge? or brake cable? tip to tip to this wire.
easiest step... metalurgy - it worked. Only took 40 years to get some good soldering tips out of my dad... sand paper and a sponge are key in keeping tip hot enough.
pull through - put plastic sleeve on cable and you are back where you were an hour ago:
more simple time traveling!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

What is this all about?

This is what I am up to lately when it comes to bicycles and other fun stuff.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Don't Read This.

Not sure if I like this idea of web log but perhaps more reliable than this lame computer hardrive. So sistemato... for my Italian friends who finally get a job like mine where you've been at it so long you no longer have to work hard and it is all guaranteed to be there. Ok - I wish my job was like that - but it only sometime is and now is not the time as I must go and do it!

It isn't snowing in May but this is last decent (not of manure) work photo I took on April 5, 2006 at Dean Conant's farm in Randolph, Vermont.