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Weekly Wrench Issue 3

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Weekly Wrench
August 16, 2005
A Bloom Bike Shop Publication

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Hello everyone and welcome to the latest issue packed with repair and maintenance information, tech tips, and other advice.

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In Today's Issue:
1. Intro
2. Did Killington Kill Its Bikes?
3. Blog

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1. Intro

Well we made it to the third issue. That's impressive considering the huge gap since the second issue was sent. I've finally set-up a professional mailing list management system, but a lot of our subscribers seem to have forgotten about us, so it wouldn't be a problem if you told all your friends to subscribe :)

-Levi Bloom, Writer and Editor

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2. Did Killington Kill Its Bikes?

It was a beautiful day, way back in September of 2004. I figured it was about time to write about this ordeal this lesson applies anytime of the year though. Something very simple, and easy, and even cost effective.

Along with a group of fellow Babson College students (some members of the cycling team http://babsoncycling.com), I was ready for a fun day of downhill mountain biking at one of Vermont's popular resorts. The weather was 10 times better than our last trip... around 60 degrees and sunny. (Last year it was cold and snowing... at the base of the mountain. The summit was almost unbearable.)

Everything looked good, even the bikes. That is... until we looked closely and tried them out. Tires were almost bald, the brakes would drag, and shifting was pathetic at best. But with the mechanics' approval, we took them up the lift for our first run. (The lifts worked just fine!)

Read the full story at:

http://bloombikeshop.com/articles/general/killington.htm

More after this message from our sponsors...

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3. Blog

That's right! Along with our revamped mailing list, we have started a blog to keep you up-to-date between issues of the Weekly Wrench.

It will be the life of a bike mechanic!

[Blog is no longer available.]

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