Just Cate and I. Laura's maternity leave is over, she is back at work. I'm here with the little one during the day. When Laura gets home from work I will be going into the bike shop for an evening/night shift to do the next days repairs.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
front loading vs rear loading
last week i rode to work with the load up front, this week i used my carradice nelson longflap saddle bag.
both felt okay to me, different, but not all that different.
out of the saddle climbing with the load up front seems to be a little easier, the bike does not sway side to side as much.
the carradice is super convenient, its like the trunk of a car...just chuck it in and go.
as far as handling goes they both do okay, but not as sweet as my XO-2 all loaded up, that bikes handling with a load is superb!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
here is a fun sequence of pictures
color in some steel with sharpie marker, scribe a couple lines, prick punch the hole center
scribe some circley dealies with a small divider
wow awesome circles
center punch the prick punched mark then drill
nice straight hack saw cut, a breeze to clean up with the file
file the radius for a clean looking tab
okay i left a few steps out-- filing notches in the tubes and shaping the end of the tab that fits into the tube, and brazing them in.
fun stuff, eh?