AA couple of weeks ago, I noticed my teeth were getting very pointy indeed. No wonder the grinding noises were getting louder and louder.
I tried all over the internet to find Campagnolo chainrings in stock, but it was not to be. It wasn't to be a couple of years before when I tried to buy Campagnolo chain rings then either. That time, I bought TA rings, but I've never been happy with them, they just didn't look right, and they feel flimsy to ride.
I was secretly pleased to see my TA rings had worn out. I bought some new style Stronglight rings and replacement chainring bolts (you nearly always strip standard Campagnolo bolts during disassembly in my experience, they seems to weld themselves together with the rings).
In less than an hour, everything old was new again, and quiet as well. Highly recommended,
Here's what it looks like:
New Stronglight chain rings
Old TA chain rings
New teeth vs. Old pointy teeth
Prototype track ready to roll
One test lap
Chatting with Steve
Leading the Scratch race (momentarily)
Lost somewhere out on track
Eliminated from the Devil
My favourite rear light this year is the Lezyne Micro Drive. It's USB rechargeable, and pretty much the brightest rear light I see on the street. It's so bright, other cyclists stop me to ask what it is and where to get it.
But it's not without its flaws. Google will tell you that these lights have a nasty habit of falling out their clip. One minute you are a brightly flashing red target for the vehicles behind you, and the next, you are some £30 short of lighting gear. This happens often enough that you'd think Lezyne would notice, and reengineer the clip. I've seen other riders resort to taping their Micro Drive lights in place with rubberised tape as tactical insurance against loss.
Today, I am surprised to learn that someone in Lezyne has access to the webs, and is listening to what they read. Lezyne have now made a much beefier clip, that is designed to stop your lights falling out.
Here's some pics of the old (left) versus new (right)…
I've no idea if the new clip is available separately, mine came with my replacement light…but it's worth finding one if you can, before it's too late.
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