Preparing My Bike

Posted by: Rob on 26/05/2018
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Getting My Bike Ready

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!

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Karen on 31/05/2018 18:15:19
Yes I like the way you added some cat 🐱 interest....and very impressed with how clean that bike is looking.
Kirst on 31/05/2018 16:20:44
Excellent pictures of Boris, Nelly and Milo. RIP Lola.