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Old 10-06-08, 04:36 AM
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Handlebar Tape

A few weeks ago there was a lot of talk about re-taping the handlebars with a video on YouTube.

I bookmarked it after looking at it and today I checked the video again and went out and did a great job of re-taping my bars.

Sure looks nice, it's the basic "cork on cork" but that's all I could get so that's great.
I oiled the chain, aired the tires and lowered the seat a 1/4 inch (been wanting to try that). I put the bike inside the pickup with shoes, pump and gloves, I'll load the iPOD and HRM when I go.

After the Monday Night Football Game (my Tuesday Morning. I'm 12 hours ahead of NY) I'll take off for the cemetery and ride baby ride if it's not raining to hard.

Someone said something about me not riding in the rain the other day. I live on an island and when it rains it rains, like 3 inches in 10 minutes and that 3 inches stay in the streets (paved or unpaved) for 10 more minutes. Sometime it rains like that for hours and it comes straight down. I keep an extra bike on my oil trainer so if it's raining I can just ride inside with the fan. Want to go faster turn the fan up more!!
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Old 10-06-08, 11:04 PM
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Applying clean tape, preferably in a new color or pattern, is my recommended cure for a strong urge to buy a new bike when it is not necessary.

And it's more effective if you do it yourself.

Other cures, though more committing, include:

- Cleaning and lubing the chain
- Installing new tires
- Truing the wheels
- Replacing brake and derailleur cables, and brake pads
- Building a set of wheels from hubs you rescued from a dumpster
- Just cleaning the thing
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Old 10-07-08, 12:40 PM
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can't find the link you bookmarked, can you post it?
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