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By hulver (Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 12:26:42 PM EST) (all tags)
Bought some more bits.


I put the new rear wheel on last night, just to check it. I've also ordered a bunch more bits, almost everything I need to build up the rest of the bike.

I've just realised that I forgot to get brake cable outers.

I've purposely not bought a bottom bracket yet. I want to drag it down the LBS and make sure I get one with the right length so that the chain-line is correct.

Hopefully I be able to finish building it over the weekend so I can ride it next week.

I've got a 100k bike ride planned for the 21st, and I might do that on the fixed. Depends how I get used to it next week.

In preparation I've been riding around all week in the same gear. I've got no idea what gear it is, but it's enough to get me up the hills. Bloody knackering, but my speed has been improving.

I will post pics of the new ride when it's ready.

It's J's birthday tomorrow. We've got an exciting afternoon planned of taking the kids to a lecture about Iron age chariot burials. Then out for a meal afterwards. Should be fun.

Swimming and possibly bowling this weekend. Took D1 scuba diving last Sunday. That was great fun. I've been invited to attend their next session in the 6 metre pool at Ponds Forge. D1 also wants to do the kids scuba stuff as well.

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100k on a fixie? by Herring (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 12:47:07 PM EST
Crickey

There's one of our club TT fanatics who rides all winter on his fixie. Seeing as he can do a 1 hour 25, I take it that it helps.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky

Scuba, eh? by lolwhat (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 01:18:00 PM EST
Diving is one of teh awesomest experiences EVAR! I plan to get my kids to try it when they're ready. The only downside is that buying dive gear kit is fucking expensive. PROTIP: RENT D1's fit-dependent kit (suit, BC, etc.) until (s)he is fully growed up.
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Hooray! Fixie! by Driusan (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 02:01:23 PM EST
Do it.

It'll eventually feel so natural that next time you have a free wheel you'll be all "AAAH HOW DO I SLOW DOWN HOW DO I STOP HELP HELP"

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oof. by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 04:58:55 PM EST
100k on a fixie? Oy.

My goal for the year is to do 100 miles on my commuter bike. The day of reckoning is Father's Day (mid June) - my baby sister is doing the Tour De Cure and she is certain that I'll be able to do it with her.


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