After a couple of trips to BicycleTutor.com I figured out that If I do the overhaul myself I will need a crank arm puller, bottom bracket wrench and a hooked lock ring wrench. It doesn't look like the job is that difficult, it's gathering the proper tools that is the biggest obstacle. Should I spend money for the tools, or do I have my LBS take care of the job for me? I 'm sure my LBS could use the business.
Hampsten Cycles: Back in July, House Industries announced that they had completed printing posters for Hampsten Cycles. As you can see below, the poster features the famous Gavia Pass photo. I've visited the Hampsten Cycles blog but hadn't seen anything about the poster till this afternoon. The poster is $30 plus $5 shipping. Go to their blog for ordering info.
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff: As part of B.F.O.C.'s Cyclesomatic bike festival, there will be a bike swap on Sunday, October 11th, which I'm assuming will be in conjunction with the Urban Street Bazaar taking place the same day. Here's a link to the Cyclesomatic schedule of events.
Photo borrowed from the B.F.O.C. blog.
Fuji Otaku: I love it when I stumble across an interesting new blog. You guys may have come across this one before, but I discovered Fuji Otaku while doing a google image search for Dia Compe non- aero brake hoods. There is lots of information on old steel Fuji bikes and photos of parts in the process of being cleaned and restored. I couldn't find info on the author but it looks like it''s been a couple of months since the last post. I hope this blog hasn't been abandoned. By the way my seventeen year old daughter pointed out that Otaku is used to describe somebody who is a die-hard fan.
The authors beautiful Gran Tourer
I remember seeing this type of wrap on occassion back in the 80's. I think it looks good when done right.
Train vs. Tornado: My weather nerd son found this video and showed it to me the other day. What's worse than the tornado is the tanker car collision at the end. Interesting video.