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Introduction

One of the most contentious and highly subjective subjects commonly found on bicycling blogs are gear reviews. They are often nothing more than personal preferences based upon unique experiences using individual products. Well dear reader, I will offer you nothing more than my highly opinionated reports based upon my very limited and unprofessional experience with just the stuff I have.

2014 Parts & Repairs

December 2014

PARTS
Type Description Price
Tyres Continental Touring Plus Bike Tyre; Wheel Size: 700c, Width: 32c, Size: 42mm Valve, Valve: Presta
(£18.99 x 2)
£37.98
Tubes Continental Tour 28 All Tube; Wheel Size: 700c, Width: 32c (£3.99 x 2) £6.98
Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore BB52 Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket;
Colour: Silver, Size: 68/73mm
£9.99
Chain Shimano XT HG93 9 Speed Chain;
Color: Silver, Option: 114 Links
£12.49
Brake Blocks Clarks 72mm Replacement Cartridge (£4.49 x 2) £8.98

Shimano Deore BB52 Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket



August 2014

PARTS
Type Description Price
Mudguards SKS Longboard Mudguards 700x35 (pair) £34.99

SKS Longboard Mudguards



July 2014

PARTS
Type Description Price
Tyres Continental Touring Plus Bike Tyre; Wheel Size: 700c, Width: 32c, Size: 42mm Valve, Valve: Presta
(£22.49 x 2)
£44.98

Continental Touring Plus Bike Tyre



March 2014 [ see: The Big Rebuild ]

PARTS
Type Description Price
Crank Shimano Deore M590 9 Speed Triple Chainset;
Color: Silver, BoltCircle: 104mm, Length: 175mm, Teeth: 48/36/26t
£55.99
Bottom Bracket external Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket is included! n/a
Cassette Shimano SLX HG80 9 Speed MTB Cassette;
Teeth: 11-34t
£23.99
Chain Shimano XT HG93 9 Speed Chain;
Color: Silver, Option: 114 Links
£12.49
Brake Blocks Clarks 72mm Replacement Cartridge (£4.49 x 2) £8.98
Brake Cables TEKTRO RBP Brake Straddle Cable and Triangle (£4.59 x 2) £9.00
Brake Cables Clarks Elite PreLube Universal Inner Brake Wire (£1.79 x 2) £3.58
Gear Cables Clarks Elite Universal Pre-Lube Inner Gear Wire (£1.79 x 2) £3.58
Handlebar Tape Cinelli Gel Cork Bar Tape; Color: Natural £9.99

Shimano Deore M590 9 Speed Triple Chainset

Cinelli Gel Cork Bar Tape



NOTE: Prior to The Big Rebuild, I hadn't kept a diary of when I worked on my bike or the parts I replaced. I changed tyres in early 2012 from the Shwalbe Marathons to the Continental Touring Plus. Later in early 2013, I started using Clarks brake pads.

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