The guy next door was talking to me in the yard this afternoon, he said, “Started on a refurb and update of a TREK 2200 road bike today. I think I bought the sucker twenty years ago! Cleaning it off has been a trip and half the grease and gunk is on me. The TREK is hand built in the USA using superlight aluminum tubing and the components are Shimano 105. I’m going to bump the tires up to 700-32 and use Stan’s in the inner tubes to improve the ride, prevent flats and give myself a better contact patch. Even though I do occasionally fall off I’m too mature to be falling off and will try to minimize this activity. I think I’ll also put DuraAce brake pads on it if I can. These days the roadies are beginning to run disc brakes, to which I say, “Duh. What took you so long?”
“I’m really looking forward to getting this sled up and running because it’s a triple and where we live here in NorCal is, putting it mildly, a bit hilly. Maybe I’ll get up some of the climbs without having to get off and walk. Stay tuned.”
NOTE: It just dawned on me that I was going to make every entry on this blog a third person dissertation. Apparently easier said than done. I’ll make a little editorial change at the beginning and stay on plan.