Here’s a pic of my new front gear change mechanism fitted for me by my local bike shop. This one of those jobs I should have done ages ago because my old one had been partly seized for months and meant I didn’t have my lowest (easiest) set of gears. Not much fun getting up hills without them – but good training! 


So now I have a full set of gears I’m going to get on and buy new tyres, inner tubes, bar grips and brake pads. Exciting.