Fitting a pannier rack is a fairly straightforward enhancement to be made to a utility/touring bike. Here’s a sub-four minute overview of how to fit one, specifically the Topeak Super Tourist DX for disc brake bikes.
On a nice, sunny Sunday evening, ahead of either a ride tomorrow, or putting my bike in for its six week initial check-up/service, I decided an inspection of the chain was in order. Continue reading
Having had my bike for about a month, and covering about 140 miles in that time, I decided it was time to give the chain and mechanism a bit of a clean.
To be honest, I probably should have done this a bit sooner. I’d notice the ride was getting a bit noisy and not quite as smooth as it was when I’d first bought the bike, a bit of a sign that maybe it was starting to get gunked up – and hardly a surprise considering I take it on gravel routes, including at post-rain times with puddles. Continue reading