What you should expect from a long bicycle journey
Bicycle touring for a sustained period of time is a…
About 5 or 6 years ago, I was fully into trials riding. With riding everyday, and the strain that the trials bike came under, came a required knowledge of bike maintenance.
There was a time when bleeding brakes, building wheels, replacing brake pads was part of the daily post-ride routine.
But that’s long gone.
Now, I’m building up the touring bike, in preparation for the Vague Direction Project. Whilst there’s still a reasonable base level of basic maintenance skills, the vast majority have vanished and need to be re-learnt.
I’m hoping I can learn these skills now, before having to do them in a severe downpour by the side of a road.
EDIT: Since this blog post was written, and the photo taken, the bike has changed a lot. Take a look at the bike spec page to see the update.