Timelapse: The Pros & Cons Of Bicycle Maintenance

Well here’s a blast from the past that I found in the dusty archives of a back-up hard drive. This is a forgotten-about video I made in the summer of 2009 of me putting my then-singlespeed bike “Le Noir” up on the stand and doing a pretty thorough frontyard strip to update some of its wornout componentry (including the bottom bracket, pedals, seat, tires, and chain). Sadly, all this work was for naught as little more than a month later the frame started exhibiting some disturbing flex and was replaced.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."