Friday, July 25, 2014

The ELF goes Walkabout

The ELF decided to go walkabout today. I arrived at 8:30 am and parked the ELF facing the morning sun.  Since the new parking brake isn't very effective with the cables all stretched, I set the new back disk brake by wrapping the left brake handle with the velcro strap.  The ELF sat in the sun for 1.5 hours before this happened:

Luckily there were only minor scrapes to the parked car on the left and a broken ELF fender that is easily repaired.  I'm feeling very lucky since there is a small pond down the hill to the left!!! 

I guess I really do need to put some chocks in front of the wheels before I leave it in the sun in the morning!

4 comments:

  1. Are you still riding the ELF? How is it going?

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  2. Yes, I'm riding the ELF almost every day to and from work - 20 miles round trip. It's been running quite well aside from normal maintenance. This week I replaced a tube in a front wheel due to a slow leak, replaced a broken spoke in the same wheel, and rotated the left and right front tires that were beginning to show uneven wear.

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  3. Do you have a rough estimate of how much the Elf costs in maintenance per year? Thank-you. Really enjoying your blog.

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  4. How are you liking your elf is it worth the investment? Did you get the carbon fiber add on is it worth the extra cost?

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