What a great Memorial Day Weekend- burgers, beers, a solid run on Sunday, lots of garden work... Oh, and bike stuff. I got the shop cleaned up and Dan's rig back in the stand. I built up a wheel around the Nuvinci hub, but I'm not satisfied with it and probably going to do it again. More on that later. The good news is that the wheel I built was nice and true and I was able to drop it into the bike and see that my frame stretching job was nice and symmetrical. The chainline is not great, but is serviceable. I might recommend a bottom bracket with a wider spindle at some point.
Dan had mentioned thinking about a fatter tire for the bike. At this point I'm comfortable recommending a 28c touring/commuting tire, and think a 30c (if such a thing exists) would work acceptably well. 32's would be pushing it, but with a smooth tread they might make it.
And on the subject of buying bike bits....
Not enough people must have bitten on the last event, so Nashbar's doing the big 20% off thing for the next couple of days. I don't see a bike exception on this one. I'm pretty much good for bike stuff for a while at this point, so I'm just putting this one out there for anybody who might not see it otherwise.
|"20% Off Orders $75 or more" Coupon Code SAVEBIG must be entered at time of purchase. Coupon cannot be applied to previous purchases, cannot be combined with other offers and is not valid for Gift Certificate or eGift Card purchases. Coupon good for one purchase only. Discount does not apply to shipping, handling or taxes. Offer expires 05/28/09.|