Cycling in Melbourne Australia
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...
20/2 2013 1748km. I put the bike together but the gears are not working very well especially on the larger rear rings. The cluster is wobbling from side to side because the freewheel is loose. I have put my spare wheel on for now which is working a lot better. I'll pull the other one apart later on and see what's going on.
Went for a quick burn to Diamond Creek and back and felt OK. I think my legs are recovering from the…Continue
27/10/2012 2298km - I replaced my front brake pads last week because they had worn down to the steel. Today I changed the rear freewheel from 18 to 17 teeth and will see how it goes. While I had it up I changed the rear brake pads which were well worn. Apart from this I haven't done anything except for cleaning it once since the last update about 340km ago. I've been riding it half way to work and back once or twice a week since I broke a spoke on my 700c hard rubbish flat bar and haven't…Continue