I got my much needed recessed brake nut today.
I was riding around, well okay, not riding around with my front brakes barely attached.
The original brake nut was way too short, and although I had a carbon fork on the Ciocc, the Deda fork is much more hefty.
Don't you know.
Anyways, now I don't have to worry about my front brakes flying off as I come back down from going Super Sonic:
The new 30mm brake nut is one on the left.
The one in the middle is the one I was using, but it was only catching about a quarter inch or so of brake stud thingy.
I mean it was tightening up, but I felt like if I applied some real torque to it, it would strip.
Anyways, that little thingy set me back a whopping six bucks!
Seriously, I can't believe how much these small little bicycle only parts cost!
I almost ordered the same brake nut in titanium, but then I thought, seriously? titanium?
Actually, I still may get it, now that I know exactly what size I need.
Speaking of sizes, Oh Yes!
I also got my new jersey in today:
I've been looking for one of these Campagnolo Heritage jerseys for a while now, and one just happened to pop up on the eVilness.
It's a long sleeve, but I was just thinking the other day how nice a long sleeve would be with all this nippy weather we've been having.
The thing about this particular Heritage jersey is that it was discontinued a few seasons ago, so finding one in my size was difficult.
Euro cut XL is perfect, or so I thought.
Actually, it fits on the snug size, the arms are perfect.
It's me that's not perfect.
I mean all this laziness has finally caught up with me for when I tried my jersey on and looked in the mirror:
Holy roundness of fatness Batman!
I mean I knew I was carrying around an extra eight to ten pounds.
What I didn't know was that I grew a DOT approved 5 MPH bumper!
I could walk into doors and not hit my nose!
Shopping carts could hit me and I would revert back to my original shape.
So as soon as the weather breaks I'm getting off the couch and hitting the road.
The ultimate motivation.
Make that oh no.