Some Progress

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The weather warmed up a little today, which allowed me to get out to the garage and clean things up a bit.  The free workspace also allowed spending some time on the X bike.

I ran the brake cables and made some adjustments, but I have to say that while the braking is satisfactory, it’s not nearly what it should be.  I’m pretty sure I’ll need to upgrade with a better V-brake that can take the Kool Stop pads.  The current pads are a hard plastic surface, and compared to the LHT, the stopping is terrible.

The fork is only held on by the stem, with no star nut yet, so I couldn’t really push things, but at this early stage I’d say the bike still has a sporty feel to it.  I’ll need to make some adjustments for shifting, but it’s close.

Next is to work out a mount for the rear light.   The front light will probably go on the handlebars like the LHT.  A Wald 137 basket is on order, along with a little cargo net.

We’ll be out of town this weekend, but with warmer weather forecast, it will be great to get back to some riding.

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One response to “Some Progress

  1. Won’t be too much longer before we will be saying the weather cooled down enough to go out for a daytime ride.

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