It's been a while since I posted anything about my Sportive, so I thought I'd share an update.
Basically, I've been unglamourously riding the Lynskey to and from work all winter, and apart from the stem fiasco, only three noteworthy things have happened.
1) The anodising has rubbed off the driveside crank, quite badly too. I feel vindicated on my conservative crank choice!
2) I shredded the rear GP4000 on some gravel so swapped it for some nasty rubber I had in my spares box.
3) I whacked something metallic on the A38 in the dark and not only shredded the other GP4000, but also put an impressive dent in the rim. A quick fettle on the wheel jig and it's as good as new, apart from being dented.
It desperately needs a service as the transmission is totally black. It still shifts almost perfectly though! A spell of good weather means I can take my time and do a proper job.
My new front XT dynamo hub has arrived, so a task to do over the summer is to rebuild that hub on to my dented rim and lace up a set of grey H plus sons.
The light was really good tonight, so I took the opportunity to take a sultry sunset shot of the bike on the beach.