Tuesday, July 31, 2007

... or not

So, I got the Diamondback Outlook all geared up.

Lights: check.
Hooks for hanging the panniers over the seat-post rack: check.
Heels don't hit panniers: FAIL!

Okay, re-adjust panniers.

Heels don't hit panniers: check.
Shifts fine: check.

Let's roll!

I took it for a 5-mile run to a grocery store and back. On my way home: Ping-ping-ping-ping-ping!

What the!? No freaking way!

Yep, another broken spoke.

Now, call me over-prepared, but I actually carry a spare spoke on my hybrid bike. I limp it home and check it out. Since I have a spare spoke, it has to have TWO broken spokes just to be a pain in my butt.

So yeah. I guess it's another MTB-to-bus day tomorrow.


Change of plans - I swapped my hybrid's rear tire onto my mountain bike's rear wheel. I'm going to lose some of the better gearing I have with the cassette on the hybrid's wheel, but I don't have the tools to swap cassettes.

Anyone know any good wheel builders in Kansas City?

Random Tunage:
Orbital - Lush 3-3 (Underworld Mix)
Eminem - Without Me

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