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Old 10-04-19, 07:38 AM
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Going a bit nuts after a month off the bike, I bought a 1982 Specialized Sequoia from another member of the BOB list. It arrived Wednesday, and I spent the next day and a half down in the basement, reassembling it. The draw was the frameset, a good example of the then-current sport-touring geometry, American design, and Japanese materials and craftsmanship. The previous owner's build interested me, with a tasteful selection of components that both converge with and diverge from the choices I habitually make. Aside from swapping pedals (MKS Gammas) and replacing the binder bolt with an old Campy QR bolt (thank you, Mike Kone), I'm leaving the build as-is for the moment; I figure I'll learn something.

Of course, I had to ride it around the block for a smoke test, so I guess I'm back on the bike. I saw my hand surgeon yesterday, and she seems happy with me, so there's less moping and more pedaling (and wrenching) in my immediate future.


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