Still, a regular riding regimen makes all of the little repairs that are needed stand out.
- Despite my replacing the bottom bracket when I changed out the crank, the bike still has a mystery creak when I push down hard on the drive-side pedal. I'm writing it off as not fixable for now, and hoping it doesn't turn into a busted frame at an inopportune time.
- The stem is installed a little off kilter, something that I didn't notice when I still had a front fender on. I ditched the front fender as it had been the culprit in two trackstand-related fall-overs, including the one that wrecked my rear wheel last summer.
- The derailer hanger might be bent. I haven't replaced it yet with the one that I wrestled out of performance last year. Right now the biggest cog on the cassette is useless to me because shifting on to it brings the scary ting-ting-ting of derailer cage on spokes. No need to wreck another wheel, derailer, and the hanger if I don't have to.
- The front and rear wheels could both stand to be trued better. I can feel pulsing in the rear when I brake and I can hear the slight hop in the front wheel when I get going fast.
- The current derailer does not give me enough tension in the small-small gear combination. I might be able to shorten the chain by a link to fix this.
- The drivetrain is noisy- I'm going to attribute this to the fact that the derailers came off a 13-14 year old mountain bike that took a pretty good beating before it got turned into a single speed.
- I hate the seat pack I bought for this bike. It is too wide and my legs hit it when I pedal.