Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Weapons of choice?


During my last ride on the Quiring, I noticed some creaking from the bottom bracket area. Off to the shop for the external bearing removal tool (this make the 3rd bb removal tool I've had to purchase to keep up with Shimano's changing standards...) for a pull-and-lube. My hope is the grease is just in need of a refresh and I don't need new bearings. (I can hear all the wrenches out there laughing. Knock it off, Paddy!)
Anyway, I pulled the crank and bearings and everything looks good! I was surprised at how clear the bb shell is; my concerns about rust were unfounded. That Scotty Q; he builds him a mean bike! Since these mystery creaks can sometimes come from any number of places, I also pulled the seatpost and lubed the the seatube and the bolts on the Thomson.
So what else is going on? I've been lifting and running; both are going well. I've been doing massive body-weight only squat sets; 100 reps per set. Why? Cuz that's how I roll.
Getting ready for another trip back to Michigan for Christmas. My guess is that this will be my last trip back for quite a while. Maybe June for Lumberjack, but maybe not even then. Who knows? Since I will be there for over a week, any offers of a bike to use during the visit will be appreciated. (Hear that Janson and Dan?) You know whoever lends me a bike won't go thirsty at Founder's...

4 comments:

Joe Partridge said...

test

Shawn D. said...

My ultra light weight monocog 29er may be available by then. Nothing like a 30 pound single speed.

Joe Partridge said...

Training weight! I love it.

We'll talk when I'm in town.

Marty Specht said...

Hay Joe, If you still have my number yu can call me this week end, you are welcome to use my 29er Quiring or Salsa cross bike. Your choice! If you don't have the number Q can give it to you, let me know. -- Marty S.