So I've been having trouble with the stock crank on my Lemond. Stock crank with over 15,000 mile the last 3 years so it's time. Since Gina knows what is involved in cycling and gear, she says," find yourself a new crank online". Heck, don't gotta tell me twice. So I find a new Ultegra setup for a good price online with the BB. Ordered and shipped yesterday.
After work she says, "you need some tights for the cold weather coming, let's got visit the shops". Again, don't gotta tell me twice!. So we head out to a few shops. End up finding some PI tights for 25% off at REI. Reg $85 for $63. Heck, my first pair of tights. I've been using the leg covers for years but she insisted on tights since she loves them.
The crank was my first online purchase ever. Always seemed to find good deals so never really needed to go online. This time, with the crank, I found a good deal. Well at the shop, we're in the tire section. So she says, "well now that you're an online shopper, you should go home and order some good tires at a better price". What the....., I think she's trying to create a monster!
So on the way home she asks where I plan to take the bike to have the crank removed and replaced. I have a freind at a shop that is an excellent mechanic so I mention his name. I could do it myself but why buy tools that I will need only once to remove the cartridge type. Besides, he's a pro! The new setup is the outboard type bearings which BTW, is supposed to be much stronger than the old setup. Plus, means I'd have to buy two sets of tools to do the job. She say that sounds like a good idea, he does great work.
Then she asks when I will take be taking it into my bud. I say as soon as I can. Then she says, "take it in tomorrow so that it is done by the weekend". Then I'm like, "Gina, I haven't even got the crank yet, I just ordered it today!:...."Oh sorry, I just got excited!" she replies!
How cool is that? Woman getting a little more excited about bike stuff it than I am!