|Fresh from the salon|
I did something I haven't done in a while, realizing the bike I ride was in desperate need of some TLC I paid someone else to administer it. I took my bike to the shop rather that doing the work myself. I mentioned in my last post that my LBS was doing a deal where if you brought in canned/dry goods for the local food bank that they would do a "free" drive train clean. Now we all now that the free maintenance is just a reason to go through your bike and find stuff that needs work they can charge you for but I was ok with that as no one had cast a critical eye on my Handsome Devil in about 5 years. Other than putting air in the tires and an occasional wipe down I had not done Jack I'm ashamed to say.
|streamlined housing run|
They also checked my bottom bracket, which was fine, and my headset which was not. The FSA Pig headset I used on this bike doesn't have a cap for the top bearing race to keep out dust and moisture so it was toast and they replaced it with new bearings and better grease and cleaned and lubed the lower bearings.
So my bike has been loved (by another) and my wallet is lighter by over a C-note but that's ok as I helped the local economy and I have fewer excuses not to ride more.
Ride. Smile. Repeat.