This posting details a regular 500 km winter/spring of my Giant CRX 1 commuter. This service was done at 11,702 km which is 593 km post the last service.
This service consisted of the following tasks:
- Checking the chain wear using my new Shimano Tl-CN 41 chain wear indicator. Based on what I now believe may have been my misreading of the tool I replaced the KMC X10 chain which had done 4,240 km with a KMC X10L Gold.Â If you look at the photo, the tool at point #2 is not flush with the chain. I suspect that it should be flush at all three points before chain replacement is needed;
- The brake pads had reached the end of their useful life so I replaced them with Kool Stop V-Brake Dual Compound inserts and also got to play with my new Tacx BrakeShoe Tuner which was quite helpful in setting up the new inserts.
- Cleaning the bike with Nu Finish Car wash with pure orange oil;
- The left-hand Shimano M505 pedal bearings are rough so looking at replacing these pedals. These pedals where fitted from new if I recall correctly so around 11,700 km of use.
There ends this service.