Cycling in Melbourne Australia
My Strava odometer says 5217km.
I haven't done anything except ride it since I put the bigger front chainring on.
Oh, I replaced the brake levers and cables. A positive aspect of leaving it way too late before replacing your brake cables is that they feel so smooooth. Like a new bike.
I'm thinking about changing my handlebars. The ones on it ar "Gnar Bars" with an outward bend at the end. I think they might me giving me sore wrists and I have a spare nice wide "normal"…Continue
Lately I've found myself spinning my head off more than grinding my arse off so I decided to try a higher gear.
My rear hub will not take smaller than a 16t freewheel - BMX style screw on thing.
I could change the hub but 135mm integrated freewheel hubs are expensive and might be an option if I want to go higher oneday.
So decided to upgrade my front sprocket from 44 to 46t which in turn prompted a chain swap. I already had two joining links and even though a third would…Continue
On my regular Cog ride, about 2/3 in I noticed my rear wheel had split. I guess it was a combination of brake wear making the rim thinner, and the pressure of the tyre pushing it out.Continue
It's been a year since I last updated this on 27/10/2013.
My speedo died so my distance reference that what was 2298km on my speedo a year go, is now 2316km based off strava. I use strava almost every time I ride so it's pretty good.
A few weeks ago I swapped my 17t rear freewheel for a 16t one. Obviously it's a bit harder up the hills but I go along a bit quicker on the flat without having to spin my legs off.…Continue
A continuation of the first one...
12/4/2015 4959km. I've been riding my single speed a lot.. that's my excuse.
Ages ago I sorted the wobbly cluster / freewheel issue out by putting an XT hub in the wheel with some shiny new black spokes. It's been running great. I also put some 180mm XT cranks on with an external BB at the same time as yet another rear cluster. The crankset came with the sprockets so I sort of had to. Some fella told me that I should buy two chains and swap them…