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It was windy enough that it was white capping on the sound and I was pretty tired of the head wind so I cut the ride short and took a different hill, Jacobsen. Back in my fitter days I had big ringed this hill when feeling frisky, but today I was happy to just granny my way up. You could say I have now slew 4 hills in my neighborhood, although it would be more accurate to say slogged or survived, Four down, many more to go. All this riding from home is making the rack on my car lonely.
I mentioned previously that I had been given the seat post size for the Miyata Trail Runner by a bike forums member and had gone to my co-op to get a 26.8 post...however when I went to put it on it did want to go in, too big!
My first thought was that someone had over tighten to compensate for the too small shimmed post ala the Junk bike but as you can see the spacing in the seat tube cut out is fine and not squashed. 26.8 is just not the right size, no big deal the post had only cost $5 and I am sure it will get used but no post means no saddle means no ride.
As a consolation I put on the newly arrived MKS Sneaker pedals to replace the ugly stock plastic pedals the Trail runner came with. I had the idea that I would hop on the Miyata and do a short ride as I have not actually ridden this bike yet, but even if the seat post had worked the rear wheel has some issues. It appears out of true, the drop out adjusters might be mis-aligned and the axle assembly (spacers, washers, nuts) seems loosey goosey....sigh. The Miyata will need some time in the work-stand before it gets ridden. I have some errands to run today and I'm hoping to find the Goldy Locks seat post for it....just right.
Ride into the wind, grimace, hope its calmer on the repeat.