Saturday, July 16, 2011

Maintenance Day

Woke up to rain today. Local trails doused. Add the unrecovered legs from yesterday's ride... it's a good day for some much needed bike maintenance.

The basics. Wash. Lube. Adjust. First the wife-in-training's bike. Then my bike.

I also re-cabled my bike. Gone are the Gore RideOn cables. Adios.

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Replaced with standard DuraAce cables. The RideOn 'sealed' system just adds tons of drag. And after a short time the inner sheath frays, and drags more than a "dirty" cable does. Nice idea, but poor execution. My rear shifting is much improved, as is brake operation.