Sunday, May 9, 2010

Project 2 blocked

Avert your eyes from the steerer tube region

Per my plan, I started Project 2. I spent the majority of my day mother-daying. Luckily, I'm surrounded by mothers, so I had to really dish out the super brunch. Consequently, I only got a couple hours to put together the Kogswell.

If you build up bikes a lot at home then you know the aggravation of being blocked by not having that one silly little part. Ugh. How many times have I been foiled by a brake cable stop hanger? How many times??

Well, add one more to the total, because I didn't have a 1 1/8th inch hanger to hook up the front brake.

If that were the only issue, then I'd still be riding the Kogswell to work tomorrow. But, alas, I don't have a flipping bottom bracket cable guide! Arrrrg! I swear I had one. And I think of all the frames that I just got rid of. All of them had a guide when I unloaded them. Bugger!

To the untrained eye, my shop looks like a disorganized mess, but I really can find stuff pretty good. Of course, I'd bet money there's a bottom bracket cable guide buried in that mess somewhere. And I'd say there's good money on a bet that the guide will show up tomorrow afternoon, after I go buy one.

Another successful sleep over in the tree house. Yes.

It turns out that the princesses were out in force yesterday. Maddie and her 3 year-old cousin, Livvy, were in gaga princess land. Seriously, they were speechless for a bit. And speechless takes some doing for that pair.


Pondero said...

I hope you enjoy that P/R. Mine has brought me great joy.

Apertome said...

Well, I enjoyed the teaser photo of the build. Looks great, can't wait to see it finished!

The worst, for me, is when I put something somewhere where I think I can't possibly lose it. I always end up forgetting where it is. So frustrating!

Ken Paulman said...

Isn't it like that with every project though? I can't so much as change a light bulb without having to make three trips to the hardware store.