It’s that time of year again, Summer is officially over (the weather last week was horrendous!) so it’s time to winterize your bikes!
I also realised that so far I’ve yet to post anything about my other bike (my commuter).
It’s a Boardman Hybrid Pro that I’ve upgraded to the full Shimano 105 drivetrain (standard is a mix of FSA cranks and Shimano 105 mechs and cassette).
It uses Shimano Deore M615 brakes with 160mm Ice-Tech rotors and pads.
I’ve installed a pannier rack (no more sweaty back!) for carting my stuff to and from work/wherever and installed mudguards to keep the worst of the weather off the frame.
The tyres are Continentals Grand Prix 4 Season tyres, I bought them after reading a few reviews on decent winter tyres and they came out on top for UK riding, they’re really grippy and quite comfortable even at a high PSI (115 PSI / ~8.0 bar). The real test will be once the temperatures really drop and we see negative figures.
A few weeks ago I did a (nearly) full service on the bike, all bolts were cleaned, regreased and refitted to the correct torque and any frayed cables were replace. I just need to do a proper service on the wheel hub bearings and it’ll be complete for the winter.
Here’s some pics!