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Back together again

It took me less than an hour to reassemble Clyde today. While I was at it, I cleaned him up a little, then degreased and re-lubed the chain (I now have pink dishwashing gloves on board for this sort of thing--my sister thinks that's lame, but the black-fingernail look is not Cycle Chic!), then rode a few blocks.

A tentative thumbs up: the rear tube seems to be holding.

Now I'm obsessed with making my own panniers. I found an Instructable on the subject (I love Instructables!), and now I'm on eBay bidding on old beat up leather messenger bags that might be converted.

On a completely unrelated note, Ciao Bella's Malted Milk Ball Gelato is worth a trip to the store. It's malted-flavor gelato with chocolate malt balls in it! I'm sort of hooked.

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roseambr
Nov. 30th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
That gelato sounds heavenly! I may need to search that out in my neck of the woods. My neighbor Lisa was telling me about a bike she saw that builds energy as you pedal and saves it up for you to use when you are going up hill and need help. Sort of a self-energizing battery. I love that idea! It might make it possible to bike closer to home! We are going to look next week at Best Buy.
emeraldsedai
Nov. 30th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, that sounds interesting! People are doing amazing things in the world of bicycle technology. You can get a front wheel with a generator hub that powers your front and rear lights--no batteries to replace. I've also heard of a system of public bike rental where you borrow the bike, ride it, put it back into a rack on the street, and the rack extracts that same built up energy and puts it into the city's grid.

I'm thrilled that you're going bike shopping. If you get something that will fit into your SUV, we can do some riding around town together!

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