New Shoes

by klassman

I changed the brake shoes — or brake blocks, depending on where you are from — on the Kuota by myself this morning.  It felt good — much better than the 6 miles of hills that I ran in the humidity with Big Al this afternoon.  I don’t normally do work on my own bike.  It is something I want to do more of in the coming year.

Funny thing though, as I got up close and personal, as I cleaned and rubbed and twisted and adjusted the minutest angles in the braking mechanism, I noticed the tires.  They are starting to separate.  I’m fond of them.  Hutchison’s with Kevlar — smooth without tread.  They will need to be replaced before the first of the year.