07 July 2008

Bike Force Woodvale...

...introduced me to a new (to me) bit of cycling nomenclature: the “service.”

I thought to give it a go, at least once, to see what happened.

What happened was that the bike was totally revitalised: I hadn’t noticed how badly it had been deteriorating after only a few months, but they fixed a few spokes on the back wheel & re-trued it — an obvious improvement — but also went through cleaning & oiling & the like, which yielded an amazing improvement in outright performance.

Gentle slopes which on Thursday had been marginally laborious act like they’re flat now, & I startled a couple of young ’uns as I overtook them & sped up a hill I routinely walked up in Landsdale.

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