Monday, June 29, 2015

New Chain

We're at 17,139 miles. That last chain did not last to long. Only 1654 miles. Perhaps I should look at brand names and see if that makes a difference. This new one is a Shimano.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

New Rear Wheel Build 2015

So I built up the new wheel. I was somehow talked into buying a VO hub that was 4 times the price of the Shimano but Shimano apparently doesn't make silver mountain/touring bike hubs anymore. My bike has 135mm spacing in the rear and I wanted silver damn it. But the main reason I went with the VO hub is it uses very common replaceable cartridge bearings. In fact the nearly the entire hub is field serviceable without any tools. The middle picture is the new hub next to the old hub/wheel. 100 miles in and everything is running smooth.
For record keeping we'll start this wheel at odometer reading 16,674 miles.