1000 km and still going ...
Mon, Feb 27 2006 19:24
Tonight I passed the first 1000km on my mountain bike :)
the speedo's actually at 1012km . that's over 16 weeks, which isn't a lot I s'pose, but I sure am happy with it, consideirng a lot of that 1000km has been dirt , sand and gravel tracks and LOTS of hills.
The bike itself has been great. So far I've pinched one tube which I think was on a stoney gravel track (more like road base), but Ireplaced that with a thorn-proof tube, and no problems since. I had some chain follow on one ride. Not sure how that came about, maybe bad changing on my part or a stone or similar got there on the middle front cog, but I think I've fixed that with a couple of decisive hits with a ball hammer and a gentle touch up with a file.
Anyway, I'm really loving the bike, and would highly recommend it. Oh, and the people I bought it from at The Bike Shop in Colac are great too, with competitive prices which is always refreshing in country towns ;)