Beautiful morning for a spin around my local “50 within 5” loop (50km within 5km of home (because lockdown)). Many people out an about, particularly in horseback .
When your @specialized_au compression plug distorts your carbon steerer ever so slightly (even at slightly below 9Nm tightening spec), the blades (?) at the top of the plug overhang the steerer ever so slightly, and the @chriskingbuzz GripLock assembly tolerance becomes really REALLY tight, you have to improvise. Careful filing of plug lip and gentle hammering of headset got it all in place eventually. Frustratingly, my QR skewers** were meant for steel dropouts and I did not factor in wider (11mm) carbon dropouts.
Trying to be better about getting out on the bike more often even if only for a quick 20km spin (yesterday with @pukatsai the “pond guy”!). But today I did a nice and hilly 50km with a bunch of climbs, a peak hour section of highway, a long stretch of cruisy gravel/singletrack downhill, and that infamous hill bomb at the end. 10/10, would ride again!
– Finally found my perfect Allen key set: Wera Hex-plus, stainless steel. Making a quick walk mount, currently with paint drying. Vinyl cutter mask for painting the sizing tomorrow. Now, I just need some more bikes to build… 🤔
A picture tells a thousand words…
Small stretch of road with a steep grade. Will shoot for 70km/h next time by getting more aero.