Spring has arrived and the weather has been nice enough that I am calling it bicycle season.
I ordered a whole passel of parts in anticipation and have spent some time fixing up my bike. The difference is night and day. I put a new set of front sprockets on, a new bottom bracket and a new chain. Cleaned the old derailleurs, adjusted everything and
It is like riding a whole new bike. Silent pedaling. Smooth pedaling. Easy shifting.
I wonder why I didn’t do it sooner?
Of course, there are some hazards that go along with early season biking. I hopped a curb and landed on a fist size chunk of ice and dirty snow that skittered a couple yards out of the way. My first low side of the year. Fortunately, it didn’t take too much skin with it, because I was bundled up for the cold.