Tis the season for snow tires
We’ve had our first big snowfall of the year already. But, its southern ontario, its november, it melted. So i held out. But now is the time, new brakes, new chain, swap tires. New tubes just in case (26×4).
This year I tried a bike stand. Now, these are a bit tricky to find in your heigher-weight-chunky-bike style. This one, rated for 30kg, w/ a 31kg bike. Hmm. Well, remove the battery, that’s 5kg, should bring us under the limit, right?
Well, sort of. That grip tends to twist on its mount, i think i’ll have to put a bolt in there (bike fell off on me!).
As for the tubes. It crazy to me that I can buy something and it comes with *no* english on the box. It shows a picture of a motorcycle, so, uh, at least its similar? Anyway, the tubes *stank* but were indeed 26×4.0″.
Is there anything messier than an old bike chain? So much grime and grease and bits of road gone by. Removed, power train soaped and scrubbed. new chain fitted.