Monday, 24 May 2010

Two weeks to go and some bicycle maintenance

Well, I've only got two weeks to go before I depart for Canada! Everything has been progressing nicely and I'm just about ready to go! In fact, these next two weeks just waiting around are going to be quite hard. I'm really excited about the trip, but a bit scared as well...

New Components for the Nomad...

One of my final tasks is to get the bike ready for 9,000 km of riding over the next three months. As a precaution, most of the components that will wear out or eventually break are being replaced for new ones. I've done just over 5,000 km on the Nomad since new and all the current components still have plenty of life left in them, so they will be reused at a later date.

Nomad undergoing a transmission rebuild

I decided to replace the following:
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Chainring
  • Sprocket (swapped for a 17T sprocket for slightly lower gearing)
  • Chain
  • Brake Pads
  • Brake Cables
  • Rohloff gear cables
  • Tyres
  • Pedals (precautionary, one side on my right SPD has a click)
Shiny new transmission. Nice!

A short test ride later and everything's sweet! Just an oil change to perform on the Rohloff Hub and that's about it.


Martina said...

Whooooohoooo - nearly time to go! Just need your twitter account?!? Mx

PJ said...
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