Five things I need to do to my road bike before the season really begins

  1. Put on a new chain. Check. That leaves four things.
  2. Retape the handlebars. The current tape is fine, but it’s beginning to bore me. The new tape will walk a fine line between visual stimulation and non-distraction. Or it’ll be whatever I can get cheap.
  3. Repack the headset bearings. Easy to say, easy to do, not so easy to get around to doing.
  4. Buy the perfect set of tires. I do not know what the perfect set of tires is so I’ll buy whatever strikes the right balance between cool and cheap.
  5. Replace the brake blocks. Another easy to do not so easy to remember to do sort of thing.

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