More Work On The Fat Ti Bike, And a Trip to Trader Joe's
I got some parts for the bike, last week, and finally got them all installed. First up, was a Problem Solvers bolt-on cable stop.
I coupled that with the Problem Solvers Cross Pulley, which allowed me to use the bottom-pull derailleur I already had. I didn't really want to buy another derailleur, and this piece was affordable.
New seat post clamp
I had a mismatched set of GripShift shifters lying about, So, on they went. (Thanks to Danny Mc for the rear shifter!)
The cog set had to be spaced out so that the chain wouldn't rub the tire while using the small ring on the front.
The large cog on this stack is a 36-tooth. I should be able to climb trees with this rig!
On the way out of Trader Joe's, I found this squeaky-toy giraffe. In the background is a really cool two-sided sundial, in a park on the way home.
The top side tells time, in the summer, and the bottom (where Brad's bike is) tells time during the winter. I thought it was really cool.
This giant spider is in the back yard of a house across the street from the sundial. We managed to get by it, without it seeing us...
Overall, though, even with the broken bottle of booze, it was a good ride, with temps in the low 60s and plenty of sunshine. Not too shabby for the middle of February.