If you're not interested in bicycles, look away now.
I've done plenty of miles on this bike since the last tour - including and lots of winter riding on manky roads, so it needed a good fettle. So in addition to cleaning / replacing worn parts, I also wanted to get me some more gears. There are going to be a lot of mountains on this tour, so I'm going low.
Everything got a good clean up and lots of stuff got replaced, including:
- New chain
- New cassette (11-34)
- New chainset (24/36/46)
- New BB.
- New rear mech.
- New brake calipers.
- New cables throughout.
- New headset.
- New bar tape.
- New tyres.
Everything else got taken apart, cleaned and put back together again. I've been riding it a fair bit just to make sure everything is as it should be and it's running very smoothly.
A few pics below, but I couldn't be bothered to photograph absolutely everything and I'm sure you can't be bothered to trawl through that many photos of a bike in pieces!