No full show this week. Real life, travel and feeling under the weather all conspired to get in the way of a show this week. We’ll be back next week with a full show chock full of feedback and updates.
Or in the words of the great Martha Stewart, “It’s a very good thing.”
James and Chris discuss the cultural phenomenon known as Christopher Walken. Ok, not really; just an honorable mention. It’s a feedback extravaganza this week while the guys get caught up on feedback. James – no, no… not THAT James – had a minor incident and we point you to the forum discussion where his bike pics exist. Chris has decided that he’s selling his reliable bike and getting a Ducati Indiana. Nope… that’s just a flat out lie, but he does link you to a picture of one. Keep your bucket handy.
We got an email asking about several things including a decent tire changing setup. I thought I’d take a moment and paste in my response here in the hopes that it might help someone who’s looking to save a little long-term money on tire changes.
Enjoy — CH
As for the tools, I’ll run through my current setup, and give you some advice at the end.
I have the following tools, and I use every single one of them.
* Harbor Freight tire changer with motorcycle wheel adapter. * Mojo Lever (the lever that comes with the HF tire changer is garbage) * Mojo Blocks * Motion Pro tire levers (2) * NoMar Spoon Bar (1) * Yellow Thing * NoMar XtraHand clamps * Harbor Freight wheel balancer
If I had to do it over again, the only thing I’d really change is to forgo the HF tire changer and go with the Cycle Hill changer or, if budget allowed, the NoMar Classic. Other than that, I think I’d stick with my tool selection. I think the Mojo Lever is better than the NoMar lever, and the motion pro spoons are freaking awesome.
In the show’s triumphant return to the internets at large, James and Chris answer letters from listeners, discuss with a fiery passion the electric bike movement, and brag about all their new gear. They also take themselves to task over forgetting they have a website… which is at http://thepacepodcast.com, by the way… and take a moment to talk about it. The website. The one at thepacepodcast.com. That one.
The guys discuss the current state of the E2E Rally – 200 participants!!!! Team Take That, The Pace (aka, Wheelnerds) are leading the charge at a blistering zero points. Not that anyone’s bragging or anything. TAKE THAT WHEELNERDS TEAM TAKE THAT THE PACE! (whew)
And did we mention gear reviews…? James discusses a few items he picked up for use in the garage and out on the road, and Chris talks about his new jacket. How many jackets does one guy need…? Tune in and find out. Hint: Every of. That’s how many.