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    Two More Hours.........

    The bike shop just called. The Fuji will be ready @ 5:00 p.m.

    Two more hours of mucking about in the shop before I can clock out and go get it.

    Arrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh

    Oh well. It'll be worth it when I pick it up.
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    That being said..Chamois butter is mandatory for me and this saddle. It makes the difference between painful chaffing and god cupping my balls.

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    unless they missed something :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Chicago View Post
    unless they missed something :-)
    Dude, don't jinx me.

    Actually, they ran down all they did and as far as I can remember they got all that we had talked about them doing.

    I'm so stoked.

    Next payday: Brooks saddle (likely a flyer, maybe a B17)

    The following payday: Detours D2R panniers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Epicus07 View Post
    That being said..Chamois butter is mandatory for me and this saddle. It makes the difference between painful chaffing and god cupping my balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkippyX View Post
    Dude, don't jinx me.

    Actually, they ran down all they did and as far as I can remember they got all that we had talked about them doing.

    I'm so stoked.

    Next payday: Brooks saddle (likely a flyer, maybe a B17)

    The following payday: Detours D2R panniers.
    I miss the days of actually buying something that I want for myself with a paycheck that I worked for. Good for you SkippyX, keep working and buying stuff.

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    Well...

    Picked up the bike. It looks awesome. I'll do pics on Thursday (my day off).

    My wife came to my place of employment w/ the bike rack in the trunk. I loaded up and we went to the bike shop.

    After I loaded the bike onto the trunk rack (alongside my Trek), I immediately backed into another car. Neither car was damaged. The Fuji cushioned the blow.



    I didn't even get a chance to ride it before I fsocked it up.

    Thankfully, there was no damage to the car I backed into. It was very, very low speed.

    Thankfully, the frame/fork was fine. The only damage was to the front wheel. The bike shop owner trued it up as best he could. It's not quite perfect. I'll wind up replacing the wheel, but it should work for now.

    I went off on one of his employees. I was furious with myself and with the person that ignored all the empty parking slots to park where she shouldn't be parking in the first place. When I went inside one of the guys who works there asked the owner what had happened. I said "I backed into another car". He immediately started laughing.

    "Oh, that's funny to you? I spend $XXX here, don't even get a chance to ride the bike, mess up my front wheel and you think that's funny? How about I beat the ever lovin' stuffin' out of your bike and we'll see how funny you think that is?" (I cleaned that up a bit for the forum)

    I took it out for an inaugural ride and it tracks well. There's no wobble to it. Everything works great. The Fuji feels much faster than I'm used to. I don't know if I'm actually any faster on it, but it sure felt that way. The bar end shifters are going to take a little getting used to. The last time I rode a bike w/ drops I had turkey levers and I used them alot. The newer style brake levers are going to take a bit of getting used to.

    I have to do some adjusting. I have to move the seat back and raise the handlebars a bit.

    Unfortunately I can't find my metric allen wrenches, so I'll muddle through until I get to work tomorrow. I have a tub of them there, I think. I'm pretty sure I do, anyway.

    Still can't believe I backed into that car. I've not done anything that dumb in a long, long time. That's what I get for not paying attention, I guess.

    Anybody have a 27" front wheel that's in good shape that they're looking to unload? I'm in the market. Can't do anything about it until the end of next week, but I'll definitely be looking for one when I get paid again.

    Quote Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
    I miss the days of actually buying something that I want for myself with a paycheck that I worked for. Good for you SkippyX, keep working and buying stuff.
    Thanks.

    I can't tell if you're in a bad spot or not, based on that post. I hope all is well w/ you. Seriously.

    I'm not too keen on buying stuff, but it is fun to spend a little dough on oneself every once in a while.

    My child support just ended a couple of months ago. That makes a huge difference. Things were really, really, really tight for a long while.
    Quote Originally Posted by Epicus07 View Post
    That being said..Chamois butter is mandatory for me and this saddle. It makes the difference between painful chaffing and god cupping my balls.

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    Ha ha....wow...now that's some luck there. I imagine the excitement of getting your bike back would be enough for many of us to miss what is parked behind us too. I'm glad for you that the front wheel is the only damage. Hopefully nothing hidden pops up.

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    You should specify what hub and rim you want, maybe you'll get an exact match. Sorry for your luck.
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    Let us know the wheel specifics. What model Fuji are we talking about btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
    Let us know the wheel specifics. What model Fuji are we talking about btw?
    Yeah, that might help, eh?

    It's a 1981 Fuji S12-S Ltd.

    Link to the catalog page for the bike

    Link to the spec sheet for the bike (along w/ some others).

    The wheels are 36 hole 27 x 1 1/4 Ukai alloys. Mine has presta valves, but the catalog page on the S12-S Ltd. looks like they had schrader valves on it.

    The hubs are "Sunshine Gyro-Master sealed bearing low flange" hubs (quick release).

    I rode it into work this morning (20 miles). I didn't really go hard. I was more worried about making sure everything was OK w/ the bike and looking for things I need to adjust to get right. I was also trying to get accustomed to the barcon friction shifters. I still made it in @ 2 minutes faster than my average time on the hybrid.

    I'm going to have to see how fast I can make it home tonight.
    Quote Originally Posted by Epicus07 View Post
    That being said..Chamois butter is mandatory for me and this saddle. It makes the difference between painful chaffing and god cupping my balls.

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    dang Skip, sorry for jinxin you. sounds like you could use a good chunk of time on the bike to burn off steam. glad to hear it still works ok. catalog pic looks nice.

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    Terrific bike. Enjoy it.

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    I have a 27x1 1/4" Araya laced to a low flange SR hub. Everything else I have in 27" is inappropriate or high flange.
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