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Morning cup of coffee.

An oversized coaster for a single coffee mug. Yeah, a bit overkill. The good thing is that my new boiler for the Gaggia arrived next week and this will be used what's it's intended for, a bar mat for the demitasse.

Getting the most out of your SRAM GXP bottom bracket.

This maintenance session is geared towards the SRAM GXP external bearing bottom bracket. I've been running the GXP bottom brackets since 2011 and have been really impressed by the ease of installation, and smoothness of the bearings after a few dozen rides after first installation. Bottom brackets seem to be on the love/hate list of items that cyclist have to deal with during their lifetime in sport. The 'bb' remains out of sight, out of mind until their first warm weather ride and halfway up a climb, the clicking starts, typically at the 2 o'clock position in their crank stroke. You can either endure the noise or take it to your LBS and have them deal with it which could set you back $65 for a new BB and almost that much in labor. At the end of the 2011 cyclocross season, I did my final bucket cleaning of the bike and then hung it up until the end of the winter. Around March 2012, I pulled the group off the Cavaria, minus the compact cx geared crank and swapped t

#boston #respect

Wearing THE cap, respect to the city where Joye and I celebrated our 10 yr wedding anniversary.