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Giant CRX 1 500 km Service – October 2010

IMG_1287 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:

  1. 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.  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;
  2. 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.
  3. Cleaning the bike with Nu Finish Car wash with pure orange oil;
  4. 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.

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