With all the great weather we are having in New England, unless I get a set of Nokians with studs, or a set of Kenda 2.5 Stick-es, I am not going to do be doing much winter riding this year. I spent all day Saturday arranging the mancave even further by adding more storage and a stereo system with tuner, 5 CD changer, and a hook up for my iPod. All I need now is a computer or laptop and I will be golden.
I decided to start working on the Bridgestone. The vertical drops present a challenge because I am stickler with chain sag. I am not sure at this point whether I am going to run a ghost chain ring on this or try for a fixed gear conversion. First I have to get over an issue discovered right off the bat, the cranks I want to use don't work.
Sugino Cranks I took off the Nishiki
It looks like I have three options:
- Get different cranks
- Try a longer spindle
- Get a new BB
I am going to try the spindle first. In fact, I am going to use the one that I took off the Nishiki to see if that helps, otherwise I am going to try a new BB. I figure the type where the bearing cups are external will give me the clearance I need to run these cranks. One thing for sure, I will be able to try out my new BB socket!