Category Archives: bike servicing

I’m going metric.

I rode Cyclocross with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.24km, time: 01:33:30, pace: 3:00min/km, speed: 20.05km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1473311243 To tie in with hiking, I will try recording rides in metric. It’s going to take some getting used to. Besides, the Jake has new tyres, … Continue reading

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Jake, wear.

Is this something to worry about? The inner chain stays age rubbed down to the bare metal on both sides. This can only happen when the mud buildup on the rear wheel rim is enough. As the frame material is … Continue reading

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Walk the bike.

6°C, light NW. Rain to start and clear later. Commute with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.99mi, time: 01:48:39, pace: 7:15min/mi, speed: 8.28mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1254815419 Set out in rain but full of energy. At 9 miles front tyre lost pressure on an awkward stretch … Continue reading

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Too bright?

Are modern cycle lights too bright? I’ve just taken delivery of a Knogg Blinder. At 44 lumins it’s nearly double the brightness of the light it replaces. Great, I feel safer. But. Is it a problem for anybody else, you … Continue reading

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Cross thread.

11°C light rain under grey sky. It should have been a simple job. For a few weeks a cracking noise came from the Arrow’s bottom bracket. This has happened before when warm weather started. It’s as if the warmer, expanded … Continue reading

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Puncture 14.

I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.44mi, time: 01:09:37, pace: 4:14min/mi, speed: 14.2mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/908219365 Unbelievable, fourteenth puncture of the year! That’s more than I usually get in five years. I know random events easily occur in clusters, but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fixed sixty.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 60.0mi, time: 03:54:58, pace: 3:55min/mi, speed: 15.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/876416783 Spring soon. Rode familiar routes on the road at the best pace so far this year. Winter seems to be drawing to a close with all … Continue reading

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Towpaths and punctures.

5°C, lighter, calm. Unwanted side-effect, punctures. Just patched the tube that went down yesterday, it had two holes and needed two patches. One was a snakebite, probably from the moment the nail punctured and pinched the rim against the road. … Continue reading

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Touring wheels.

-2°C, Clear sky, light NW breeze. Cold commute tomorrow. Fitted the new rear wheel for the ride. Very low temperatures are forecast all week. Bitter. Here is another photo from Sunday’s outing on the cyclocross bike. Here, I am riding … Continue reading

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Deore wheels.

Light snow, 2°C, North wind 12, You have to trust your wheels. The rim years the most and that’s where failure is most likely. The braking surface becomes thin with years of braking. Once thin, the surface can fracture- I … Continue reading

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