Thought I better do something productive while getting over the flu, almost there thankfully. I guess getting around in the wee hours of Winter mornings, out in the rain and wind, might tend to slow the process down some.
The 1×10 drivetrain was definitely overdue for some love so I replaced the worn front chain ring with a new e*thirteen one. Kept to 33 tooth as that seems to work well around here for me. Also replaced the stretched and worn Shimano chain with a KMC X Series chain. It comes with the reusable missing link which is pretty handy. The guys at The Bike Vault swapped the original missing link out for a black one so it’s quick and easy to find, good idea! I’d cracked the G2’s lower guide a while back so replaced that too.
It’s all looking disturbingly clean and shiney, even the cassette (thanks Mike!)… won’t take long to fix that. Looking forward to seeing how the KMC chain performs, hopefully as hassle free as the old Shimano chain.
Heading into Spring and Summer and generally drier conditions (in theory anyway) I’m swapping back to using Squirt lube. It worked great last Summer, especially its automagic clean drivetrain capabilities.