Bike maintenance time



See that wheel?  Before I started, you wouldn’t know there was a label there.  I guess it had been a while since I washed the Surly….the rear rim was just about as black as the frame.

With the day off, I could probably have ridden this afternoon if I had wanted to brave a temperature that never got above the mid-40’s, but I ride in enough cold weather that going for a ride when it’s cold just for fun isn’t as appealing to me as it used to be.  Especially after I trashed my legs on the spin bike this morning!

Instead, I gave my poor, abused bike a little tender loving care.


Believe it or not, those are my front and back fenders after they’ve been washed!  At some point, I’ve gotten into something that did a number on them and to some extent the paint on the bike.  You can see how the seat stay has the same white discoloration.  I’ve got that happening on both the top tube and down tube as well.  Whatever it is, it’s discolored the finish rather than something that’s on top of the paint.

I ended up spending a couple hours down in the garage cleaning and tuning, but eventually I got cold and gave it up.  At least I had some bike related activity today!

Merry Christmas!


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3 Comments on “Bike maintenance time”

  1. Chasing Fifty Says:

    My bike sits sadly unused in the garage, given my travel schedule, the cold, and limited daylight. Come to think of it, I’m sure it could use a good cleaning…

  2. Bike Noob Says:

    Merry Christmas, Tracy!

  3. nacho243 Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and Pam.

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