Category: Forking dynamite

  • Done for the day

    Done for the day

    Yesterday José joined me in the Workshop in the Sky for what we hoped would be a great leap forward in the Forking Dynamite project. I got started before José arrived, disconnecting the hydraulic brake hose for the front brake. I really expected quite a bit of fluid to run out when it did this,…

  • Hold your fire

    Hold your fire

    It’s too hot to ride, so I started getting parts and tools together for the Forking Dynamite project. It took some time finding things, and I actually emptied out the entire toolbox in the Workshop in the Sky while looking. By the time I got to the bottom of the toolbox, I thought I had…

  • First wash in a long time

    First wash in a long time

    I woke up resolved to undertake a long-planned upgrade. I wasn’t able to get to the Workshop in the Sky until about 10:30, though, and in that time I’d had second thoughts. I’m about six weeks away from departing on a week-long ride, and it’s possible this upgrade will take more than one weekend to…

  • Baby steps

    Baby steps

    Following a year-long purchasing spree to replace Kuroko’s fork, I took the first step of actual work in December by spraying the new fork with clear coat and installing the crown race. At the time I noted I still needed a few odds ‘n’ ends, and I’ve since acquired these. I’ve been looking for a…

  • Clear coat and bearing race

    Clear coat and bearing race

    I’ve taken the first few steps on the next big maintenance project, which is to replace Kuroko’s fork with one that has internal routing for the dynamo hub and a mounting point for the dynamo light. I received the new fork some time ago, and I’ve been slowly taking stock of what I need for…