Replacing Bike springs

It is almost five years since I replaced the original G springs on my right hand ergo lever. Over the summer I had noticed the shifting was deteriating so I proactively ordered a new pair of springs from Sigma Sport along with the new spring for my front brake. After taking apart the ergo lever the old springs were still intact unlike last time but were noticibly less springy than the new ones and so were replaced. It seems the life expectancy is five years or 20,000 miles.

Replaceing the spring in the front brake was quite simple. I was amazed to discover that there are small ball races for the barings on both the pivots however given the price of Campagnolo Record brakes I should not have been.

The bike is still not back on the road as a new chain has to be purchased and in these credit crunch times I'm holding off to see whether to get another record cassette or the cheaper chorus one. I don't think I will be getting any bling this time!

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