Kate’s bike has been in need of some TLC for a few weeks. Her shifting has been a mess. The brakes are a little soft, and I don’t even want to look at the greasy chain. Oh and her handlebar tape needs to be replaced. What we are looking at here is known as a tune up.
If you take you bike into a Local Bike Shop(LBS) for a tune up they are generally going to wok on everything that isn’t a bearing. For example they will replace the shift and brake cables but they won’t repack the bearings in your wheels or bottom bracket. Its good to get a tune up once a year to make sure the bike is in good working shape.
Today I replaced the cables, put a new roll of bar tape on her handle bars and replaced her chain with a waxed chain. I went ahead and gave the bike a nice washing as well since I had a lot of things removed.
Overall the process went well. She has bar end shifters which can make putting a new roll of bar tape on tricky but not today. I could have documented the process with photos but it was hot and I just wanted to get it done.
So far this burpee challenge is not going the best for me. My left elbow has been sore the last week or so. I stopped doing pull ups to let it heal and push ups may be causing issues as well. I did 1 burpee again to keep the challenge alive but I wasn’t feeling the motivation. Tomorrow I have a bike ride and will try to do some burpees before and after the ride.
2 responses to “Taking Care of Business : 95/100”
Achy joints are no bueno. My shoulder was complaining a little bit last week. I took about 5 days off of swimming and pull-ups to let it rest. Seems to have done the trick.
I too am struggling with the burpees though. I’m doing them after my daily bodyweight exercise workout and even churning out 10-15 is hard at that point. 🙂
Yeah at this point I have learned to listen to my body when it has issues. Could have used that a decade ago.