In a clear sign of how much I forgot about building bicycles, I tried to fit my Rotor crankset, which I previously used on my Canyon Inflite AL in a PressFit BB30 (86 mm) bottom bracket, into a PressFit 30 (68 mm) and completely forgot to buy the necessary spacers. 🤦🏻♂️
I’m still on Instagram and while I try to ignore likes and follows as much as possible, it still confuses me how marketers seem to think that (auto-)liking one of my photos and following me will result in me following back. This whole influencer and brand engagement stuff is BS.
Bottom bracket fitted, brakes filled and bled. What remains is installing the crank and chain and setting up the shifters. With any luck I’ll be able to take the bike out for a spin in a few days. 📷 🚴🏻♂️
Just listened to #TeeVee episode 543 about Star Trek: Discovery S02E09 and when @jsnell said “Let the bodies hit the floor”, I had a vivid imagine of him sitting in his car, banging his head violently while listening to “Bodies” from Drowning Pool.
Just had the bottom bracket fitted, the brake lines attached, and the new brakes properly filled and bled by the nice folks of Fahrrad Heidemann in Trier. So nice of them to have done this on short notice today. I might finish the bike this weekend.
I made some mango-banana-orange smoothies just now and after filling two glasses I had some left. Gave it to Bijou, my dog, and unsurprisingly she loved it. She did seem surprised about the fuzzy feeling it left on her tongue, though.
I’m really looking forward to riding my first bicycle with thru axles soon. Everything about the fit of the wheels feels so much more precise with them.
Current state of the frame swap/bike rebuild. Next steps: 1) take possession of matching red bottom bracket and have it installed, 2) attach brake lines to the new flat mount brakes, 3) install crank and chain, 4) set up and tune shifting. 📷 🚴🏻♂️
The weather is drowsy over here and I kinda want to go back to Labadee with my wonderful colleagues. 📷 🗺
Does anyone know of a good resource to learn about iOS Shortcuts? I’m trying to figure out how to automate certain tasks like backing up photos to a local server from my iPhone. Haven’t been able to find any good info about it.
Sunsets at sea never get old for me. Maybe it’s because I only get the chance to see them once or twice a year. 📷
„Soon.“ This beautiful frame is going to be fitted with most of the components from my current bike and I can hardly wait. 📷 🚴🏻♂️
Reading this kind of thing just makes me sad. It’s not new information to me and I hope that at some point regulators will step in globally:
I’m really happy that thanks to the discussions I had here and in real life based on inspiring stories on Micro.blog and Mastodon, I’m blogging more on mangochutney.me again. I might not have everything about my social media setup figured out, yet, but I’m getting there.
I’m working a bit later into Friday night and one of our company Slack channels has yet again turned into a pet photo extravaganza. I love these people so much.
I recon I can make at least one Pomeranian daily with the amount of fur Bijou is shedding right now.
Ich habe eben das erste Mal seit vielen Jahren wieder eine Blaue Holzbiene gesehen und es macht mich sehr froh. Meine Eltern hatten früher eine Kolonie im Garten und sie waren wunderbar anzusehen.
I spent a good portion of Sunday on the couch with Bijou sleeping next to me or on me, the sun warming her face. 📷 🐶
An impression from yesterday’s super relaxed 51 km bike ride. This bike path is called the “Ruwerradweg”, roughly 60 km in total length and a perfect place to cycle, run, and skate. 📷 🚴🏻♂️
Did anyone else watch S02E06 of Star Trek: Discovery and when the Ba’ul is revealed, go “Wait, is that Armus?”