3.14.2006

quick note

We have to go to WalMart yet again, so this'll be short, but today was 66.15 miles for a total of 251.88 so far. And my right shifter has completely pooped out, so my main mission tomorrow will be finding a shop somewhere in Texas that can replace it for me. It was causing trouble the last couple times I rode the Salsa, but I was keeping my fingers crossed that it would wait until after Hell Week to die. No such luck. Fortunately, tomorrow was going to be the rest day anyway, so if I miss the 25 mile ride that we were going to do I guess I'll live.

I'll try and find time for a full ride report tonight. The group banquet is this evening, so if it turns into an all-night party you might not get a ride report, but at least then you'll get a party report.

4 Comments:

Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Don't replace that shifter yet.

Shimano shifters can freeze from time to time and a good dousing with Teflon or Silicone spray can unfreeze it. It needs to be something really thin that will penetrate into the mechanism. Give that a try first. You might have to loosen the shifter cable to take tension off the internals, but that should be about all you need to do.

Try that first...

3/14/2006 6:21 PM  
Blogger annie said...

OK Tim, but two different people have looked at it and said it was about to wear out. The problem isn't that it's frozen, either, it's that it doesn't catch, so I push on the lever and it just flops around uselessly. Which has the same effect as being frozen, really, but I don't think lubing it will make it catch. It's a kind of old shifter too. The timing could've been better, but whatever...

3/14/2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Hmmm... sometimes that is precisely what happens when they freeze-up.

I'm just saying...

3/14/2006 10:40 PM  
Blogger Bobster said...

Alright here some places that might be able to help, but it is far. Not San Antonio, but Boerne far. One place gottaridebikes.com 830.755.8039 and thebicycleshack.com 830.755.5369.
Now Cycle-Logic in San Antonio carries Salsa, but it's here in SA.

Hey I'm sorry it was a Mamacitas! If y'all are brave and want to try the upper room. A lot of the Mamacitas have an upper room that caters to a more exclusive clientelle (sp?) according to the ads. I've been a guest in the upper room a couple of times at different ones and it was good, but then maybe I don't know sh!t from shinola. I have no idea what the cost is in the upper room. I know some of the locations even advertise with a different name but I can't think of it.

Looks like my ride partner for the day is otherwise detained so a solo ride. Yesterday 64 in the bank, but then after the 100 on Sat it felt like 25. The wind was an obstacle yesterday, but then flying home with it was a blast. Jet propulsion on a bike! I busted a spoke about 6 miles out and rode it the rest of the way. Gotta fix that before I head out. Y'all have a great day and hope you solve your issues.

You know I just had a thought, you may be closer to Austin than Boerne. Try the Austin Cycling Association I think it's called - see if they have a website of a place that is closer.

3/15/2006 9:02 AM  

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