The loose caged balls were stuffed so a new set of Hope sealed races top and bottom means my rough as guts headset curse might have taken a turn...(no pun intended)
Oh, it's on a new Intense Tracer VP frame with a bunch of new components on the drivetrain and brakes.
For those trainspotters out there - the white polytetraflouroethylene white washer between grip and shifter is indeed a Fox Float shock glide ring.
Thanks to a quick pop quiz with Oli and a moment of rummaging in the corner of his workshop we have the the clip on mudguard circa late 80's ...
After all this fettling I deserve a nice sunny day without inversion layer cloud cover and something warmer than 2-3 degrees.
This is the first winter I feel like it's so freaking cold that leaving the bike parked up for a while longer looks like an option.