Monthly Archives: January 2015

What's Left To Do

So I still have a few things left to do on Wally before it's road worthy: Install new brake callipers Adjust brake pads Install integrated shifters Wrap handlebar tape Install new BB Re-install crankset Adjust front derailleur Install chain Install brake cables and housing Install shifter cables & housing Install and calibrate bike computer The list is rather long, but… Read more →


I am a perpetually impatient person, so I couldn't possibly wait for all the parts to arrive before starting to put Wally back together. Since the last post, I went to BikeChain to get three things done on the bike: Removing the freewheel Removing the crankset and bottom bracket Remove the fork to service/replace the headset bearing On a very… Read more →

Deconstructing Wally

Most of Wally's new parts have finally arrived...well, all except one. The shifters are still en route from China, and God knows when it'll arrives. (Canada Post's website says they left China on the 4th of January, but it still hasn't arrived in Canada after 25 days.) Thankfully I don't actually need new parts to get important work done on… Read more →

Wally Gets Some New Parts on Days 8 & 10

The new parts and supplies that I bought through the Mountain Equipment Co-op website have finally arrived. Strangely, the Tourney rear derailleur was in a separate package that arrived two days later. As to why it was done this way, I suspect that it's because the components were sent from different MEC store locations (i.e. a package from Toronto store,… Read more →