When I bought my racing bike I wasn’t sure if I’d like that kind of biking, so I bought a used one without knowing anything about the drivetrain.
Turned out I really liked everything about the race bike style, so I’ve traversed quite some kilometers now. Anyway, the drivetrain could use some upgrades it turned out.
It came with a 53/39 front chainset and 11-28T rear cassette, 8-Speed. Turned out this makes it quite hard to tackle the uphills.
So I bought a new, complete groupset. The 105 5800 11-Speed. 50/34 front and 11-32T rear. Now the problem is I have no idea how to swap all the parts 😛
Except for the brake calipers, they seemed easy enough and didn’t require any special tools.
I might not have the greenest thumbs, but they are getting there.
I do like a green lawn. And it should consist mostly of grass. Not moss or dirt and rocks. That latter was a problem near the entrance to the house, not much growing there at all. So today I did a little work there.
I recently replaced the front right caliper on the 240 as it had a broken bleeder nipple. It was leaking brake fluid, so it was due for a change.
I didn’t have anyone else around here to apply the brake pedal for me to help with the bleeding, so I have acquired a tool that runs on compressed air that sucks the fluid out. Then it is easy to do the brakes yourself. Just be sure to check the level of the brake fluid so it does not go empty.
Went for a test drive afterwards, brakes felt good now. Was a bit more squishy before the change.
I am a little bit of a tech-freak, and as I also work in IT, I have become accustomed to using rack cabinets for containing all the techy equipment I’ve got to run in the house. It is practical and keeps everything quite tidy.
After acquiring a few pieces of what I needed, I had to make an actual rack to house the equipment.