So went and picked up the new bearings I mentioned yesterday for the Bonty wheels. How much to do think they’ll cost then? Forty-five-friggin-quid that’s how much. That’s a lot of money for four bearings even if they’re stainless steel and finest quality. Still I suppose it’s less than 10% what the wheels would have cost new, which puts it in an acceptable context.
Took the Harry Hall out again tonight and it was a really nice evening to be out. Big ringed it up the climb to the Mottram roundabout and then had a hand-of-god tailwind all the way home meaning that the homeward leg was substantially quicker than the outward leg. I’ve found it quite hard to squeeze these rides in around other commitments during the week so far and although Fridays and Wednesdays are the two nights I should theoretically be able to extend to longer sessions, tonight meant a commitment limiting the ride to just over an hour.
Any ride of just over an hour makes me realise that the frame however is too short for me and even stretched out with a super long stem and a layback seatpost with the saddle right back it’s still not big enough. An Indy Fab road bike would really be quite a nice thing to have, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon unless I win the lottery.