by early evening i finally had the bicycle completely assembled: old brake pads reattached, and all the replacement cables (brakes and gears) threaded, tightened, and adjusted. the more i work on the bike, the more things i find wrong with it. i don't want it to become an endless series of fixes and by the time i'm done, i'll have spent enough to simply buy a brand new bike. at this point it should be perfectly rideable, which is all i ask. i'm curious to see how it performs tomorrow. of course there's also the magna bike in the basement, and pau said we could also use his trek 850 as well.
i had some instant paomo for dinner. i worked a little bit more afterwards, then watched the bulls-celtics game. it's unusual not having a roommate around, but it's something i can quickly get used to. later i'll take a bath before going to bed. another busy weekend!