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New components and lessons

December 6, 2012

As I said in my last post, my goal for the new update is to replace the wheels, give an overhall of the rolling running of the bike and to finally get a proper sized seatpost.

So, what have I got?

  • Second hand 700C wheelset, Rigida Nova rims on Quando hubs (more on this purchase in the next post. It’s fair to say it has been another can of worms)
  • New Raleigh Trubuild 700C rear wheel
  • Continental Gatorskin tyres
  • Vavert seatpost
  • Halo hex key quick release skewers
  • Lots of tools 🙂

I’ve learnt a number of lessons from these purchases and subsequent installations. One to do with wheels, hubs and cones; and the second to do with hex key skewers and horizontal dropouts. Both of these topics with be the subject of future posts. I’ve been learning the hard way.

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