Author Archives: ade
I called Trek and got helped by Steven in tech services and over the phone with him with a Madone at his end at me with mine we dismantled the headset till we got down to 3 aluminium shims missing.
He dropped them in the post and they came today.
The headset is tight.
Tomorrow we ride out...
The new bags are 18cm shorter and weigh 54grams less than what used to be our small bag which is nearly half the weight.
They use less material to make them, less fuel to ship them to us and then onto you. They take less space in the delivery van and are less to recycle once you are done. But they are still double skin so they will easily get any returns back here safely.
Little change = big change.
rim tape to wheels, tyres on, tubes in, wheels on, rear mech fitted, rear brake calliper on, stem to steerer, bars threaded through and brake/gear levers finger tight.
Ferreted around in the garage this morning for ahead spacers and top cap.
Just need a white saddle and a long front calliper bolt to move to riding it out.
But there it sits stopping your tube bursting by covering those deep and sharp spoke holes.
When I worked in bike shops we had a massive roll of velox cotton tape that was super sticky and needed a keen eye to fit straight.
And it is made of good old cotton and will last as long as the wheels.
Love those little memory lane things.