I made a graph.
It was hard and I had a bad attitude.
What I learned is that if you eat a bunch of candy all week your body doesn’t want any more on race day, worse if you try to do the caffeinated gels.
My descending during the race was so unfun I decided to run my MTB at Southern Cross.
I loved the experience and I can’t wait for next year.
This came in the mail today. It’s probably the best flipper I’ve ever seen.
Apparently if you shove one end of a discarded pop rivet into your old shifter housing and the other end into the new housing, you can just push the new housing through the frame with some zip. Maybe not a secret or amazing but I touch at least five internally routed bikes a day and my life changed today.
So, if I only even buy used/secondhand items. Do my purchases impact the new markets for those items.Wikipedia has a blurb here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Used_good
This paper has a really interesting summary:http://web.mit.edu/2.813/www/readings/Thomas2003.pdf
I’m going to dive into this a little more in the next few weeks as I’m wondering how my actions as a consumer are potentially affecting the markets in which I operate.
I cleaned the Master, removed the bar tape and shifters and need to clean them and re-mount. Also discovered the Alpha Road still has the original handlebar tape under the camo. Master tape was original wrap and very difficult to remove. The previous owner also appeared to have used motor oil for all lubrication so the chain, cassette and cables are all pretty gross. Pulled the 105 derailleur and will install the original rx-100.