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Old 04-21-10, 08:04 PM   #1
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More fussing with the new bike

Just can't leave my fingers off this bike. Last night I checked the front wheel bearings, plenty of grease but too much pre load on the bearings so I loosened them up a bit now they roll like butta same with the headset. It was set a bit too tight, plenty of grease just too much preload on the bearings, took care of that. Got the brakes where I want them with the new koolstops and checked the rear wheel bearings, they were good, roll for ever, should be a better ride tomorrow. This kind of stuff is taken care of when you buy a new bike from your LBS. I knew going in that buying from BD was gonna mean I have to do it. Its been fun to see and experience all the improvements in this bike since I've done the set up on it. Ordered Panaracer Pasela TG's and a bike computer they should be here by the end of the week but its gonna be a crazy weekend so I doubt I'll get that stuff taken care of till next week sometime. Gonna post some more pic when I get it all set up.
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Old 04-22-10, 01:19 AM   #2
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[QUOTE=stringbreaker;10705693]This kind of stuff is taken care of when you buy a new bike from your LBS. /QUOTE]

No, it's not. You'll fuss over your bike wherever you bought it from, if you're like me

Whenever I get a new toy (bike, motorcycle, car, whatever) I fuss over it incessantly. The fussing and accessory buying goes down with time, and enjoyment goes up inversely to the fussing. It's a process, it just takes time. I think it's getting used to the fact that nothing you own will ever be perfect forever; when you accept this you can really start enjoying it.
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Old 04-22-10, 06:16 AM   #3
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The real fun is feeling the difference in the ride this morning on my way to work after doing the adjustments, Its a completely different bike. Rolls like a dream and the headset wasn't stiff feeling like it was at first. Brakes stop on a dime and leave nine cents change. I can never leave well enough alone I just gotta get my hands in there to see if I can improve it somehow.
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