Only a short blog today, just to update about the bi-atch. Last week I had a word with the nice young man at the bike shop where I bought my bike, and he suggested I bring my bike in so he can see me on it.
Well today was that day, as the shop is open later on Thursday so after work, a bit of rest up it was on to the shop. The chap was there, and was quick to see me on my bike. My bike was 'plumbed' into the turbo trainer, (a great gizmo actually, might have to ask Santa for one) as he watched as I peddled along I felt very conscious! . The first thing he said, was that my saddle could be raised a tad! I thought maybe I had done that bit right at least, and then the stem was changed to a shorter one.
I also told him about my brakes, and the fact that I do have a bit of trouble pulling them on! He had a go on them and agreed with me that they were a bit hard to pull on. It turned out that my brake cable had become rotten inside, a white powdery stuff was on them. So the cable was quickly changed and the brakes did feel a lot easier to pull on. I am just hoping that I haven't done any permanent damage to my mitts and that every that my LBS (that's Local Bike Shop, by the way) young man has done will sort out all the issues I have with my hands.
Small changes, nothing to drastic so lets just see how it goes now. "Ride it about a bit" said the nice young man. So that is what I am going to do. But today, we just went to treat ourselves to a shared kilo of mussels and frites.
So, lets hope that this is going to solve the issues of the pins and needles hands, and numbness! (by the way, did you see what I did the the sub title there?)
|My bike, before the slight changes, and new pedals|