Friday, July 17, 2009

Frame is Indestructible; I am Not

Sigh. Phil caught me yesterday riding home on a bike that was not the one I built. I'm ashamed to admit it. At 46/19, the gearing on my pride and joy was too harsh for some of the hills I go up. About a week ago, I injured my back trying to grind up one of those hills.

I've gotten a 42-tooth chainring, and I'll be installing it this weekend, and hopefully, taking the gray beast out again next week.

I'm old.

2 comments:

Phil Evans said...

Humongous bollocks on that, Ted, you may be temporarily injured, but you are the one I'm trying to catch--those mornings when it's in the 20s and I think, "Diamond does this" or I have a bike problem I'm puzzling over and immediately think, "need to ask Ted", or I see the bike you built and wonder, "hmm, could I do that?"--you're the metal cowboy with the palmares.

Ted Diamond said...

Shucks, Phil. Thanks for the sentiment. I guess I've been feeling a touch of self-pity since Ed McMahon died. I'm going to go watch some wrestling now.