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Leafy Green

Date acquired: 
Monday, March 31, 2008
Bike image: 
This was a blue Trek 7300 hybrid bicycle, over time I painted it leafy green and replaced several parts. I rode this bike from Burlingame California to Springfield Oregon summer of 2008.
New Front Chain Rings (Crankset) Fixes Chain Slip
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Shimano M131 Crankset (170mm, 48/38/28). After installing a new cassette and a new chain, the chain was still slipping in about half the gears. A few days back I was crossing a busy intersection and injured myself because the chain slipped while crossing causing the pedal to flip around, my shoe to fly off and my foot to start bleeding. So I ordered the crankset.

The pedals were a real pain to remove. I had to use my foot and put my weight on the crescent wrench for enough leverage to break them loose. After that smooth sailing. Installed the chain rings then had to tighten the front shifter cable a bit. Took it for a test ride and that made all the difference. Solid shifting and no slip so far.

New Cassette
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Install new 8-speed Shimano cassette. Part # CS-HG51-8 11-32T. Installing the new cassette took care of the chain slipping while pedaling hard.

Maintenance Note Jun, 28th 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013

new chain, cables, handle bar grips, seat, lock, pedals -- need to order new cassette

Leafy Green
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Spray paint frame Leafy Green (Rust-Oleum).