Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
Eleanor Blair

back on the horse

Had to be in the office by 9:30 today, and realised as I was leaving the house that I'd be pushing it if I took the bus, so decided to get back on the funny steel horse. Managed to get it so the front wheel wasn't rubbing and then pottered in gently in first gear all the way, without incident. It was actually a surprisingly pleasant ride, and I don't seem to ache too much for it either.

At lunchtime I'm going to take it over to Drakes and get it fettled. Check the front wheel out thoroughly: I won't be surprised if it's a bit buckled, but hopefully not too badly to need replacing. Check the gears out thoroughly and probably replace the rear derailleur. Thinking about maybe getting them to put a slightly longer seatpost on it too while it's there: it's an upgrade I've been meaning to do for a while, and it would be good incentive to make sure I don't stop riding. And just a general check out all over for any unseen damage. Plus new plastic grips for the handlebars since I've rather managled the end of the left one.
Tags: bike

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