I'm feeling much better today, actually got out and got my hands dirty yesterday, not on Draguar, but still a change from laying around feeling horrible.
Henry made a full recovery and is just as precocious as ever, so nothing's holding me back now. Except perhaps a fully recovered 3 year old with his own toolbox.
Seriously, I saw him pretending to fix my daily driver one afternoon, and luckily, I checked it to make sure everything was tip top when he was through, because he had loosened, nay almost removed, the nut on the center axle bolt on my springer. And anyone who's familiar with Schwinn style springers knows that's bad news.
The weather is supposed to be nice for the next 24 hours or so, then we're getting another cold snap and possibly snow, more likely ice. In Texas it seems like it's always ice. Nonetheless I'm going to use this opportunity to get as much done as possible, not done, Lord no, we've got miles to go, before this project sleeps.
I also have to meet some guy about a '50 DX I'm trying to sell so let's hope this ends up being a productive and profitable day.
I have plans to clean up the crank and chainring a bit, and if no ones familiar with clinging, acid toilet bowl cleaner for chrome it's the bee's knees. You apply it with gloves, depending on the brand it's 10% or more hydrogen chloride, so don't get it on your skin, and let it sit 5 minutes. Then hit it with a toothbrush or steel wool, and rinse. This stuff works so well and it's cheap, just keep it off your skin. Strangely it's also gentle enough to use on scungy old grips, it takes all the dirt/ previous owners skin cells off like magic and for that you just put it on and agitate with a rag and rinse, takes 2 minutes. How many of you never thought about that grungy dirty stuck on crud on old grips being dead skin cells? You learn something new every day.