Alan Kayser, J Fo, Yeah Yeah, and Timmy Noakes sandwiched between two fat bastards at the Los Gatos Coffee Shop.
18 August, 2007
15 August, 2007
13 August, 2007
How To Overhaul a Rear Bontrager X Lite Hub.
This process will take you 20 minutes, tops, and your loud Bontrager/Hugi hub will be good as new! You can buy me a beer at a race for this info since you're saving about $30 if you follow these simple steps instead of going to your local bike shop.
1. Give the non drive axle cap a tug and pop it off the axle.
2. This is what it looks like when it pops off.
3. Insert an 8mm allen wrench into the hub and push slowly against the drive side axle cap.
4. The drive side axle cap will push off and the internals will be revealed. Do this slowly as you don't want ratchets and springs flying everywhere.
5. Pull off the drive side by grabbing the cassette, slowly pulling it off the axle.
6. You will see the oversized hollow axle sticking out of the hub body, a silver spring in the cassette body, 2 silver star ratchets and another silver spring inside the hub body. Remember the orientation of the springs: small sides to ratchets.
7. Remove the ratchets and springs, clean and then grease with Hugi grease. If you don't have Hugi grease use the thickest non- teflon grease you have. Take care not to move or damage the rubber seal on the hub body. This is crucial to keeping grit out of your internals
8. Reassemble slowly.
9. Line up the ratchets into their respective splines on both the freehub & hub bodies.
10. Push together and pop the drive side axle cap back into place.
11. Replace non drive axle cap
12. Install your skewer and you're good to go! Quiet and nicely lubed!
10 August, 2007
07 August, 2007
I took a little break from racing this weekend as I didn't want anyone crashing around me. M. Hernandez and I were in a breakaway when he clipped his pedal and stacked it in a corner at the Minden Master's District Criterium last weekend, which looked and sounded terrible (hope he's OK).
This past Thursday I was at Hellyer Park Velodrome and P. Dunaway decided to run into T. Granshaw as he was coming over the top. That was a nasty crash as well and one that I just narrowly avoided. I had just barely caught the breakaway (R. Kilun, T. Granshaw, P. Dunaway & J. Mendo) and was underneath it near the blue line heading for the pole lane just as they let off the gas a second. Pat swung up behind Roman and looked back just as Tim was coming over the top. Pat swung right into Tim just as he was looking back to see who was coming up underneath. Bodies and bike went crashing one story down to the left. Pat's bike went bouncing up,t he disc making this most unholy noise as it slammed back onto the track. His bike just bounced off my right calf as I dove onto the warning track, across the dirt and onto the grass to avoid it. Nasty.
Pat looked worse for wear, but was able to speak. This is a plus in the eyes of a paramedic. His shoulder looked roughed up and he was complaining about it- rightly so, as he did fall a good 10 feet if you think about it. Tim seemed OK, but for a bunch of scrapes and a banged up right claw. Maybe no tick tack on the keyboard for a few days.
Hope everyone heals up all right!
Vittoria Atlanta Gold Track Tubular Tire 650c BRAND NEW
This item is currently for sale- in time for Track Nats!!
2007-08-12 13:13:44 PDT
Menlo Park, CA
Maxxis Columbiere Road Cycling Tire (700c X 23c) NEW
This item is currently for sale. Click below to bid or learn more!
2007-08-12 12:57:56 PDT
Menlo Park, CA
Ritchey Pro stem 12cm 26.0 clamp NEW
This item is currently for sale on eBay- click to see more! Help me clean out the closets!
2007-08-12 12:51:54 PDT
Menlo Park, CA
01 August, 2007
July- a month to forget
2 wisdom teeth out
1 root canal
3 crowns (2 replacements)
1 five day run of antibiotics
Few races that I felt good in
2 lost races, which I shoulda, coulda, woulda....
Legal issues which are costing an arm and a leg
The kicker: No more job
I cannot wait for this year to be over.