Uhl in Eagle, ID – These last few days I've spent a lot of time working on our bikes. They got thrashed during the drive from Phoenix to St George due to all the rain. Even though our bikes were on our hitch bike rack behind our car, providing some protection, they still got covered with a nasty film of salt and road grit. So I decided to do a deep-clean of all our bikes. I borrowed my buddy's air compressor to dry parts and went to town. After all the cleaning I built up Heather's new race bike: an America's Dairyland edition of a Cannondale SystemSix! This year they got frames only so I had to move all the parts over from her Dairyland Cannondale Six13.
Everything went together smoothly except for a couple things. First was the crankset instructions. As a guy, I usually don't read instructions, but being that I'm dealing with a very expensive frame...one that will be Heather's, I was extra careful and read through all of them (well, not the thick, generic one that tells you how to wear a helmet). The first thing was that the manual was written as if the Cannondale Carbon SI crankset was three-piece, not two-piece which came in the box. No big deal, I just had to remove the spindle that was already installed in the frame and insert the left crank-arm in it's place.