A new shade of red

The garage has been standing since 2004, and as far as I can tell, it seemed to be sporting the original paint from that same year. It started to become real worn.

The south-facing wall was really bad, the paint had cracked several places, and was really matte. New paint was needed.
I do not have so many pictures of the job, but what I did was;

  • Paint the white parts by the roof
  • Paint the door (north-side) and the window (south-side)

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Valje Bike Rack

So, I needed to use the room in my annex a little more efficient, as you never will have enough space…

Since I have two bikes in there, it would be more space-efficient to have them on top of each other instead of wheel-to-wheel.
One easy to do way to achieve this was to just find some shelving Ls and throw the bike up. But I wanted a bit more finesse, and hopefully use the space even better.

Hello Ikea!

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New home made server rack

So I have had the current server rack for about a year now, and it has served its purpose well. But it was time for a new, better looking and more practical one.

I had planned this for a bit, size-wise, and ended up with something a bit lower, but deeper than the last one. Now nothing sticks out of the back anymore either.

Top and bottom being routed

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Swapping the entire groupset

It was finally time to try and swap all the parts for my groupset on my racer, a GT GTR Series 5. I like the bike and frame, but I was not happy with the drive train. I like (apparently, didn’t know that myself when I started with the road bike) to tackle uphills. But the ratio on the bike was on the heavier side, with 39/53T and 11-28T. I do not mind going slow up the slopes, but I would like to do them in one go without pauses 😛

So I bought a complete groupset to swap out all parts. I did this instead of buying the separate parts since this meant that all the components would fit together.
I’ve never really wrenched a bike before, so I had planned to send it all to the local bike shop, but figured I could try and see how much I could get done myself.
New groupset is a Shimano 105 5800, 34/50T  and 11-32T.

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A spot of paint

The two steps up to the room over the garage was looking a bit grey, though better after a good scrubbing. But still, could be better.
Found some paint I had for terrace, so it should do fine here.


A bit dull

After a layer of paint:

Muuch better

Amazing what a stroke with the paintbrush can do 🙂