Spin Viddy

adventures in biking and commuting…

Velo Arthouse On CafePress

We have just launched a new store on CafePress.  Velo Arthouse offers many unique designs, many of them cycling inspired and all of them original.  Head on over and check it out.

May 22, 2010 Posted by | Commuting, Cycling, Outdoors | , , | Leave a comment

The Spoke Broke: Aftermath

The Lemond suffered from a broken spoke which at first left me feeling quite distraught, like having an injured child.  I had already ridden several miles on that wheel and my biggest fear that it was going to warp.  Yesterday I went to work replacing the spoke and afterward I was quite pleased when I realized that it only took a few adjustments to true the wheel.  Now I am back in business, the Lemmy is 100% and rode like a dream today.  Thank god I am a pack rat and tend to collect old bike parts so that they can be used again in the future.

September 15, 2009 Posted by | Bicycle, Commuting, Culture, Outdoors, Single Speed, Writing | , , | Leave a comment

The Spoke Broke

Broken Spoke On Lemond

Broken Spoke On Lemond

I remember hearing the metallic ping but when I looked down I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary and the Lemmy wasn’t handling any different from normal so I just kept riding.  That was yesterday afternoon on my ride home from work.  This morning was the same as any other.  I went out the door with my bike and rode up the street to 7-11 to get my fix of Rockstar.  Again, nothing out of the ordinary in regards to how the bike was handling the rode so I didn’t think much about what had happened yesterday.  I did my business inside of 7-11 and when I came out and was walking my bike to the street I heard that metallic pinging sound again.   This time I made a closer inspection of the frame and wheels and sure enough, broke spoke.

I was at the halfway point of my commute and I had to decide whether or not to ride to the MAX and just go to work and deal with this later, or turn around and ride home and then swap bikes.  There was no real damage to the tire or wheel so I took a chance and continued on to the MAX.  So there you have it, another thrilling day of commuting by bike.  Luckily I have extra spokes at home so this will be an easy repair.

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Bicycle, Commuting, Culture, Writing | , , , , , , | Leave a comment