Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Strava distance for this bike is now 7,956km, and if it's not on Strava, it's bullshit !
I haven’t ridden this bike for a while because I haven't been fit enough to push the gearing. Now that I'm a bit fitter and it has been raining I'll ride it some more. It's my only bike with mud guards... The brake pads had worn down to the metal inside again so I replaced front and rear this morning. My last two pairs of cheap Chinese brake pads. I think I'll try something different next time…Continue
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