Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The small haul:
- Puppy Pads
- Fruit Bars
- Deli Ham 1/2 pound
- 1 lb of Deli turkey.
- 16 yogurts
- 5 lb bag of Oranges
- 15 bean soup
- 1/2 gal. of OJ
- 1/2 gal. of Organic Milk
- Hot Dogs
- Sun Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- TV Dinners
- Halloween Candy
- Ball Point Pins
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I on Saturday night I vowed to sleep in on Sunday as I felt I needed it after a week from hell at work but my miniature poodle Phoebe had other plans. She woke me up at the crack of dawn to feed her her breakfast and as usual when I'm up I'm up. So I decided to check the weather. It was a nice calm October morning so I decided to fly my Parkzone Ember 2 remote control airplane. I wanted to try flying it at the stadium near my house. Instead of taking the car I was eager to ride my new (used) Yuba Mundo (Version 1) Bicycle especially since I just got it fixed the day before.
After about an hour of flying (and dodging birds trying to attack my RC plane). I loaded up to ride back home and once I got there I decided I wanted to ride the Yuba more. So I dropped off the RC stuff and took off to the Home Depot to buy some cam straps and bungie cords for the Yuba Mundo. Bicycle parking wasn't available at Home Depot but I found place to lock up right next to the entrance.
I needed some breakfast so off the McDonalds I went. Once again some improvised locking of the Cargo Bike. And while I ate I was in full view of the bike.
The day was going so well I didn't want to stop riding. In fact at this point I wanted to make a day of it complete with a stop at Barnes and Noble for some coffee. I called my wife, Tina, and told her I was going to do some shopping at Target, head over to spectrum sports to make use of the Gym membership by taking a shower and then head over to Barnes and Noble. Since, Tina is an English Teacher and a heavy sleeper she decided to drive over because books after a nice sleep in sounded good to her. We decided to meet at 11am. So I was off to Target. I really was happy to see that Target was bicycle friendly with a bike rack near each entrance. Thinking about it the bicycle rack is the best parking spot since it is literally right next to the door.
After shopping the clearance rack I and getting a nice Office Space t-shirt for $5, as well as some things we needed around the house I rode over to Spectrum to shower and change. I didn't take a photo but Spectrum had bike rack.Sadly Barnes and Noble didn't have a bike rack but a sturdy rail did just fine.
After sitting for an hour or so we decided to head over the a seafood place for some lunch. Tina hopped on the back of the Yuba and away we went to Sea Island (just through the parking lot).
Eventually, we rode over to 1/2 price books then I took Tina back to her car and pedaled home. It was a great day and really nice to see how accessible our shopping destination is. If I had an Ice Chest Strapped to the Yuba Mundo I would have hit up the grocery store for some deli meat and cheese....next time for sure!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Well, It has been a little over one week since I've purchased my used Yuba Mundo Version 1 (18 speed). I purchased it in a non ride-able condition.I did some tinkering during what must have been the busiest week of my career to date:
- Washed and Waxed the Yuba Mundo's Frame
- Replaced Rim Tape on Front Rim
- Fixed slow leak in Front Inntube
- Repacked the Front Hub
- Added Lightweights Stealth Tape (it's black) and I applied to various parts.
- Added two ViewPoint Flashpoint Ultra Tail Lights
- Installed CatEye HL-EL220 LED headlight. (bought with store Credit at Performance Bicycle)
- Added a reflective yield triangle to rear also.
- Adjusted Seat
- True Rear Wheel
- Replaced rear derailleur cable and housing
- Check Chain (it was good) Just needed oil.
- Adjust Breaks
- Replace front derailleur grip shifter
- Replace front derailleur cable and housing.
- Replace headset tracks/bearings...there is some brinelling a.k.a. index steering.
- Touch up some paint
- develop some boxes for groceries
- Raise the seat a little
- Add Kickstand (waiting on package from Yuba Bicycles)
- Replace grips.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
- 1. Order a kick Stand (contacted Yuba with some questions)
- 2. Grease hubs and freewheel (Yuba Freewheel Tool ordered!)
- 3. Install New Inner Tubes and Slime
- 4. Inspect tires and decide if I need to order some Schwable Big Apple Kevlar Tires.
- 5. Replace rear reflector/Install head light and tail light
- 6. True rear wheel and check front.
- 7. Adjust breaks front and rear… might put a disc on front if I think I want swap out the fork…
- 8. Clean Chain/possibly replace
- 9. General tune up.
- 10. Rear Deck
- 11. Straps for tie down
- 12. Remove surface rust and touch up paint.
- 13. Ride!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
With cycling growing at an exponential rate in San Antonio some local businesses are cashn' in. The Friendly Spot Bar in the King William district installed a yellow box which a vending machine with bicycle repair parts. It really is refreshing to see something so progressive as the yellow box!