Inbred Is Dead, Long Live Inbred!
[UPDATE] See gear status update at the bottom of this post…
It’s interesting to find out which components have stood the test of time. Most are as you’d expect: Chris King headset, Salsa Cromoto fork, Brooks Saddle, Tubus Rack, Ortieb panniers, Deore crankset and derailleurs.
However, I’ve been pleasantly surprised how well some components have lasted.
- The SP PD-8 hub dynamo is still going strong after 12,000km, powering my lights on my daily commute through the dark British winter.
- Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes are still fine as well, but I have lost count of the number of brake pads I’ve gone through – probably a dozen. I am also on my second front rotor.
- Ergon GP1 grips are still comfy as can be, though they are getting a bit worn (definitely need to use gloves to prevent slipping).
- One of my Schwalbe Marathons is still going as well (not pictured here).
Pretty much everything else has been replaced at least once!
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