Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Road bike sorted.

Just finished doing some stuff on my road bike. It was undamaged after Wednesday's little drama.
New tyres, new mini pump a bloody good wash and lube and some new bar tape. First time ever I've done bar tape. Not as easy as you'd think, it took me two goes to get it right! Either that or I'm ham fisted!

All revved up for Monday now!


  1. I've been wanting to change my bar tape for about a year now, but just haven't got around to it. I've never done mine either so I'm a little worried it will take me all day. I might have to contact you for some tips.


  2. Keep it ast tight as possible, trim both ends to an angle so they lie neatly and mega top tip, try to copy how the original tape went on especially around the hoods so do one bar at a time!

  3. And don't forget to wrap it so that usage tightens it not loosens it, the direction of wrap on the top is normally reverse of the bottom and the left and right are mirrors of each you say not as easy as it would first appear!

  4. New bar tape works wonders. When I replaced mine, I used the video over at to do it.

  5. Not sure if I mentioned it before but Fizik do really good Gel pads that go under the tape. Good choice on the Lezyne pump I really rate some of their kit especially those tiny self adhesive puncture patches. loving the blog but it might be handy to open the links in a new window, not sure how easy it is in blogger but if you need a hand drop me an email.

  6. UFG, I've had a quick nose at the Blogger settings before to open a link in a new window and failed miserably, there doesn't appear to be one, which means I need to play with the HTML.

    Having done a HTML coding course back in 1999 and never using it since I'm a tad rusty!

    Is it this? ...(A HREF="" TARGET="_blank")Your Text(/a)...

  7. Obviously I've changed the brackets as the comments box doesn't allow HTML tags.

  8. That looks good to me Clive, have a great weekend