Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lezyne Zecto Drive Front

Daytime is getting shorter so I added a 'be seen' light on my bike. It's a Lezyne Zecto Drive Front.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chain Catcher

As expected in a new bike, the chain dropped. This created minor scratches near the bottom bracket. As frame material is carbon, I got worried so I bought a K-Edge Chain Catcher.

Installation was pretty easy and I was also able to correct the minor error of front derailer installation by Specialized AU.

Here's the chain catcher as installed:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bicycle bell on the hoods

I prefer minimal hand movement while braking, changing gear, and ringing the bell.

So I modified the bell that came in with the bike by cutting off its loop belt. Using a cable tie, I was able to find a position that enables me to ring the bell without moving my hands off the hoods.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Finally, it's here!

Specialized Roubaix SL4 Sport SRAM Disc

It's temporarily fitted with BB7 mechanical brakes; this is due to the current SRAM recall on hydraulic brakes. The new SRAM hydraulic brakes should be available this May and I'm keen to try it out.

At the moment, I'm having trouble finding proper mounting locations for my front lights and bell. Putting a bell near the stem is just too far from the hoods. I prefer minimal hand movement when braking, changing gear, and ringing the bell. Gotta google for solutions...

"He's called Dr. J because, on the court, he operated on people." - Nate "Tiny" Archibald on Julius "Dr. J" Erving