Yes! whenever bicycles are broken, or menaced by international communism, Bicycle Repair Man is ready!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Theft and Recovery (of sorts)

On Jan 19, thieves "broke" into our unlocked shed and covered garage and made off with two mountain bikes - both 21" Kona Fire Mountains, on aluminum and one steel.

Neither one was extremely valuable, the aluminum one was my "personal" bike and the steel one I had been rebuilding to sell. But it still sucks. As of today they are still missing.

In my grief I immediately scavenged two more bikes - an '80s Raleigh Campus and a little Wal*Mart special:

This bike is only noteworthy because I swopped it recently for a much nicer early 90s Fiori MTB (pictures soon)

Although this was satisfying, I still do not have a mountain bike for myself. Today I have taken action, and obtained this:

Now all I need are all the rest of the parts!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Radial Off-By-One Error

Built a wheel tonight.  32-spoke, front hub - seems that the spokes aren't quite right.  Half seem too long and half seem too short.

I'll take another look at it tomorrow night, to check the spokes.  I bet that something isn't quite right about it.