I've just completed one of the best jobs of spring. Putting my
summer bike back on the road. This year it has the obligatory new
chain and cassette (I ended
up splashing for the Record cassette as I could not find a Chrous
one), new cables and jockey wheels. Here is a top tip if your bikes
gears no longer change as positively as they did when new,replace the
cables and jockey wheels. I also replaced
the G springs and the broken front brake spring.
The things I never thought I would wear out were the bottle cages:
not sure the picure does it justice but almost half the profile of
the bars have worn away which has had two effects. The cages no
longer hold bottles securely and the aluminium wearing off on my
water bottles means they look horrible. So I have new carbon fibre
(but thanks to the credit crunch not Campagnolo) cages:
the obligotory new handlebar tape and I'm done. The tyres are still
good for a few more miles.
As always even just getting on it to test things are o.k. is a
dream compared to my winter bikes. The trouble is it leaves me with
no excuses for being slow.