April 30 2012
Last night I did a massive late night overhaul of my Specialized S-Works Enduro and made another time lapse of the work.
It was time to do my early riding season total overhaul of the bike since I finally got the last few things I needed to switch my wheels and brakes over to my new ones. I decided this year to get rid of both my XT wheels and my XT brakes and replace them with a pair of Mavic 819 rims laced to Chris King hubs and a pair of the new XTR brakes with 6 bolt ice-tech rotors. I wanted to experiment with the brakes though and throw my Goodridge brake lines on them despite Shimano telling me they wouldn't work. I also had a full set of FSA chain rings that I wanted to put on since my 22t was worn out and I wanted black ones instead of silver.
On top of installing the new parts I also wanted to check the condition of my pivot bearings and replace any that were bad, overhaul my RC2 cartridge in my fork and check the semi-bath, check the condition of the Float fluid in my shock, do new cables and housing, and just generally clean everything up. It turned into a 6 hour epic in the shop between 9pm and 3am.
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This time instead of using my GoPro to make the video I decided to set up my SLR camera to take a photo every 5 seconds and save it straight to my netbook. I managed to burn through 4 battery charges for the camera between the two batteries I had. Thankfully they were able to charge faster than they ran down so there wasn't any downtime. I have never burned through batteries that fast in my camera but I guess I have never taken close to 4000 pictures in an evening before.
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Song: Abakus - Wasted Feeling