Since that ride the weather has been pretty crap. His had to deal with just about all the elements, wind, rain, icy snow, frost & salt on the roads too.
Today was his day for some TLC again
Cleaned up his rear cog, chain, crank-set, front hub & a surprise in another post.
As you can see from the photo below my front chain crank-set needs changing, the teeth look like they have been slightly "melted" in places.
As part of his major upgrade plan in the coming weeks I will be sourcing the new 2013 Brompton crank-set for him which has a replaceable chain-ring which needs no special tools to remove. The current one you have to remove the whole crank and arm, the 2013 version the ring itself is a separate and can be easily changed out.
|Well worn crankset|
|14T rear cog(New) & 13T (Old) rear cog|
|Rear Sprocket cleaned|
|Rear hub with cog removed and cleaned|
|14T Rear cog on clean rear hub|
|Mucky Front hub|
|Cleaned but slight pitted hub cups|
Go on give your Brompton some love, you know you wanna........and I had a little surprise for him after, check in the next post