Crank

Aug. 13th, 2018 12:11 pm
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Made it to work on Day 1 of bike commuting. I think I left the house at 9:30. I got to campus at 10:45. In my defense, partway through the ride I discovered that I had indeed cross-threaded my right pedal, so I had to do some finagling and only powered up with my left leg after that. The crank's about 2/3 stripped, so I guess I'll be shopping for a new crank soon. Meanwhile, I discovered that most of the bike shops in the area are closed on Mondays. So, yeah. Maybe I'll be riding Froinlavin tomorrow.

This is a funny commute. The first half is extremely urban, winding through Albany. The second half is pastoral. I may be able to ride one leg through a cemetery. It's not flat, but it's not too terrible.

I locked my bike up to the "faculty and staff parking only" sign. I will start bringing it in to my office soon, though, probably once I can get the second desk cleared out of here.

But one thing at a time. HR appointment first, etc etc.

Date: 2018-08-14 01:06 am (UTC)
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I've gotten a lot of crank/bb combos off ebay with a fairly high degree of luck. If you're not somehow obsessed with biopace chainrings, you can get an older deore lx brand new for like $40, and with any of the integrated arm/spindle setups, installation is really easy.

Date: 2018-08-15 02:34 am (UTC)
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Are there any recycled/coop bike places around?
Cranksets are so expensive new and so amazingly cheap when they're just three years old, even if they're still wrapped up in the original plastic. They have about the worst depreciation of anything on a bike except maybe seats.

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