June 4th, 2008
So a big thank you to all our friends & customers (most end up as both) who came out sunday and helped us raise money for the MS 150 ride! We raised several hundred dollars for our team. It’s not too late to contribute if you can; the team page is here.
Here are some pictures from the festivities, and Brian has a whole slideshow here.
Lots of paint jobs are in the works, which you’ll hear about later, but the most interesting thing I did this week was breathe some new life into a battered Bottecchia. Than was hit, hard, while riding; he’s recovered well, not so much the bike:
It looked bad enough coming in, with a taco’ed from wheel and a left side crank that was bent all the way over the chainstay, but it wasn’t until we got it on the alignment table that we could see how bad things were:
As you can see the seat tube is bent wildly up – about 2 inches out of plane with the BB; and in turn the head tube, tt and dt were pulled left as well. After some wrestling we got it looking a bit healthier:
Now we’ve added some rack mounts, and Than is getting a full repaint. We hope to have him back on the road next week.
Coming up: Paul’s mountain bike and Casey’s touring rig.
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