Had an elk burger and a pint of Lagunitas Brown Shugga at the Flaming Grill Cafe in Sacramento, with Alex and Eric. For dessert, a sweet coconut porter from Maui Brewing Company. Why I'm drinking so much after being dizzy all morning after all the wine I consumed yesterday is not clear to me. I actually couldn't remember working on their computer the previous night, until Larry told me the password, at which point it partially returned.
Larry gave me one of his old rear wheels, which effectively solved my worst problem. It has a 6-sprocket cluster instead of 7, but I was never able to use the largest rear sprocket anyway, so my shifter works with the new wheel almost perfectly.
The width of the steel rim vs. my alloy rim was a problem since I had zero slack in the brake cable. But it turns out that replacing a brake cable is pretty easy, so it's now working. There's a Panera Bread place here in the same shopping center as Performance Bicycle, so I've got my coffee and Internet addictions covered for a while as I prepare for the next leg of my journey.
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