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Looking down from beside the bike at the handlebars with inner bar ends, a phone mount, and small GP1 Evo grips. There's a large paper bag and hat in the basket.

Cockpit Revamp and New Brake Pads on Egret

Refining contact points and doing some routine disc brake maintenance.

A wheel in a truing stand with a person standing behind it with a tension meter.

Wheel True and New Derailleur Hanger

Kat trued a bit of lateral wobble out of my rear wheel and I got a spare derailleur hanger.

A close up view of a newly waxed Shimano CN-LG500 chain.

Chain Wax!

Alright nerds I did it, I waxed the chain for my e-bike’s new drivetrain.

A pink rigid bike with black-and-tan tires standing up against a median filled with sand and ice plant.

Quick Maintenance on the Hardtack and Egret

My beloved Tanglefoot Hardtack is coming back to me! Logging some maintenance records here.

A Crankbrothers Stamp 7 left pedal in a bench vise beside a drill with a bolt extractor and grease port screw hanging on the bolt extractor

Grease Port Bolt Extraction

My seized grease port screw was stopping me from replacing the bearings in my left pedal. But it came out with a bolt extractor drill bit!

A 9-speed chain with caked on grime.

I’m So Close to Waxing My Chain

Maybe I’ve been reading too much internet while stuck at home with a cold but I’m basically convinced to try switching from drip lube to wax.

The front of a 1x crankset with the chain case fixing mounts visible

1x Chain Retention Problems

My chain drops on the inboard side and gets real stuck between the motor and chainring. There’s a bunch of different solutions but none of them are perfect.

A variety of pedal components arranged in the right order for assembly

Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Bearing Replacement

Replacing the polymer igus bearings on my pedal!

A purple Crankbrothers Stamp 7 pedal mounted on a right crank arm of a bicycle.

Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Play

My pedals have gotten pretty wiggly because the polymer igus bearings have worn out.