We had a busy day planned, so I got up early, dressed a bit on the warm side, filled up a thermos cup of coffee, and headed west. I knew my daughter was probably sleeping in, but I went out to Messiah College, rode around a little, and stopped to watch a women’s softball game. Far more intense than our church league…
After finishing my coffee, I came back along the creek and stopped to take some pictures of the new setup: (click for biggish)
This addition is a nickle-plated keyring inserted into the bar mount on the end of the stem. It works great for keeping the brake cables in a proper line. I also replaced both shifter cables and 5mm housing (at the proper length)so I can really tell the difference – the shifting is buttery smooth.
I spotted this little mirror on Ecovelo, and Alan told me that it was a Busch and Muller product. A quick call to Peter White, and I had one in two days. It’s not as big as the old Rhode Gear, but far better made than the Bell that I had, and very good “optics” – highly recommended.
Here is a better shot of the rear Tektro V-brakes. They continue to impress me. I think with the tight clearance, though, if I were starting from scratch I would use the low profile pads from Koolstop.
Finally, while making little adjustments here and there, I discovered that my Crank Bros. multi-tool has a Torx driver. I don’t know if I’ve ever needed one for a bike, but I could have used this on my truck, my daughter’s Saturn, and my tractor. These type of fasteners are popping up more and more.
Misc. Miles: 1.4
Distance: 23 miles 2010: 962.1