Riding the Olmo home from work last Thursday, I noticed the rear wheel felt a bit funny. I looked down and could see that it was slightly out of true. On the Olmo this is unheard of! I pulled over, took a look and discovered that the wheel had cracked at the eyelet and the spoke was pulling through. Definitely not something you want to ride very far with.
This means it was time to bite the bullet and actually take the bike in for maintenance. I had a pretty good idea that it also needed new chainrings, a new cassette, a new chain, new cables, and probably a good round of greasing. While that sounds drastic, it is also about right for a bike that has 15,000 km on it!
Now, there is one difficulty with taking the Olmo in for maintenance…