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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

It's alive! ALIVE!

The Niner was illin'. The threaded "nub" that holds the screws that hold the eccentric bottom bracket in place where frogizzled to the manizzle. (i.e., irreversibly damaged). I thought that my frame was destined for the scrap heap. Much sadness.


But alas, there is always hope! Niner must have had this happen quite often, so their crack team of crack fighting engineers devised a crack and creak-free solution. So, I yanked that original Niner eccentric from the frame...

...sanded off all of the paint around the outer edges of the BB shell...

...inserted and tightened the new, lighter and stronger Biocentric BB...

...and now we're ready to go once again! Happiness and cheer.




4 comments:

Jen said...

Congrats on the resurrection! It's such a purdy bike, it would be ashame to see it in the recycle bin. Great job fixing the crack, cracker! Is P feeling better yet?

Gordon Wadsworth said...

And there was much rejoicing throughout the land! The people feasted upon the carp, and the orangutans, and the breakfast cereals; and the Niner was well.

Unfortunately there is no such salvation for mine, but fear not. For redemption's name is: Supafly!

But in other news do you need any parts off of my beloved Niner? Im selling the fox fork straightaway as well as most of the other parts. Let me know if you need anything. Cheers mate!

Paula said...

Pookie has the creepin crud. Went back to the doctor today to get more drugs. Haven't been on the bike in a week..or done anything for that matter. Hopefully this new round of drugs will knock it out of me..Now Warren is getting the cough...that's how mine started..Fun Fun Fun

Skmeetz said...

Yo Gordon, I may be interested in the Fox. When do you get back from Scotland?