Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Bloody Mary A Day, Keeps One Can "O" Beer Fat Away:)

The last couple of weeks a bloody mary has been tickling me tounge instead of the normal bud heavy.....in my search of bloodies I've come to this conclusion......Sully's Irish Pub & VaudeVille Mews make thee best in town in my humble opionon. Ok enough with the boozen talk.....The Enduro Snob shared some of his frustration with wrenching so now I'll share a "stupid" moment of mine. Just recently I talked about the Race Face Duex XC cranks I have and how I lost the 2 1mm spindle spacers. Well dem mates at Race Face sent the goods with extra mind you...and I took crank apart this morning to find both spindle spacers on the non drive side crank arm stuck behind the 2.5mm rubber:) Yup DUMB-ASSED IT:) But wait it really gets better.... the outboard bearings come with spacers used for the different BB lengths 68mm or 73mm.. and or chain alignment....of course I have all the spacers in use. One on the non drive side and 2 on the drive side....NOW READING THE INSTRUCTIONS.... I come upon this little information..... with a 73mm BB which the monkey has you only need one spacer....and it belongs on the drive side.....Yup another great dumb ass moment:) So now with all this new information I may be able to freewheel with out the use of extra leg muscle:) Fixing it the right way:) tonight:) Then I'm riding even if it is around the damn block:)

Peace

4 comments:

3p0 said...

I've had those moments,

I'm sure every one reading has had those moments.

for most of us, I think it has something to do with the time...
20 after 4, bud thirty, or miller time...

well, I should probably say those are the times my head is not in sink with my mechanic hands....

Neve_r_est said...

I thought something was awry with that fix. Be sure your BB shell was faced. Outboard bearings are a bit picky on shell width and in being parallel to each other.

DG

Chris said...

I have been on a bloody mary kick too. Actually, I think my wife makes the best ones because she loads them up with horseradish.

ExtrmTao said...

Zing Zang Bloody mix.