Doing it all the hard way...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


I swapped bottle cages between bikes to make the bike I’m taking to the Dolomites a few grams lighter.  While I was at it I cut a few mm off the bolt for the top cap on my stem for the same reason.  I already knew my seat post was trimmed as much as I dared. 

I looked over the bike from one end to the other with an eye focused on weight.   I even considered cable length from a weight perspective.  That led to a brief moment of sanity whereupon I said, “Enough.”

Back to function.  I checked the chain and brake pads.  I replaced both.   I stepped back and looked at the bike.  This is the final configuration.  It looks ready.  I wish I could say the same about my fitness.

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