Wheel bearings cleaned and greased, headset bearings the same, chain & cassette sparkling, tyres pumped and brakes adjusted. Lovely morning.

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Comment by Dave Rowe on June 17, 2017 at 16:40

It's strange you should say that MtB but I have often been described as a 'spanner'! Must be the leopardskin stilleto SPD's /BigMat dungarees combo!  My derailleur treachery is awfully unforgivable but my lungs have thanked me, but as for risking my manicure...

Comment by Mike the Bike on June 16, 2017 at 16:17

Once upon a time, in the years before grass, there was a handsome young cyclist who spurned the delights of a geared bicycle and swore that a fixie was the one true path to enlightenment.  The wisdom of his elders and betters gradually wore him down and one bright day in the 21st century he relented and swore allegiance to the great god Cassette.  And so shall it come to pass that home maintenance will one day creep up on this fellow and he is bound to adopt the ways of the spanner.  I wait for that day with bated breath.

Comment by Dave Rowe on June 15, 2017 at 22:30

Is there a dearth of grubby fingered, pimply youths on the Island of my Conception MtB? I'm sure as pants under Lycra, that I shan't be risking my shellacs performing such tasks...

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