Monday, May 14, 2012
New Stuff Alert
On my ride home Friday afternoon, I was flying along on the SART and I suddenly felt some weirdness on my feet. To my shock and horror, I'd broken a pedal on my ride home. Since I likes to keep things positive, I looked at this setback as an opportunity to get more stuff for Serena so I headed to The Path Bike Shop on Saturday morning to upgrade Serena.
The pedals that came with Serena are plastic and were available at the store for twenty bucks. But why spend $20 on something that worked fine for a year when I can go big and look like a huge cycling stud? Instead of the plastic pedals, I opted for the awesomeness you see in the photo above. These pedals are the Wellgo MG-1 Platform pedals with sealed bearings made out of magnesium. I have no idea what any of that means but they were recommended, they look badass, so I forked over $69 and bought them. This morning was my first ride with the new pedals and they kick ass. Its tough to see in the photo but they MG-1s have little studs on them that grab your shoes so there's zero foot slippage. Daddy likey!
In addition to needing new pedals, Serena's chain was well overdue for a good cleaning and lube job so I picked up this White Lightning easy clean chain cleaning brush kit. This inexpensive little bit of gear made the job of cleaning Serena's chain and cassette much easier. Highly recommended.