I'm certainly not into bling, but everything is checked thoroughly on a Sunday night after a hard weeks riding and if something is worn out/broken/suspect, then its gets changed
I hate riding and hearing creaks or groans from bearings, or gears not working perfectly
Moreover - i'm so not OCD as my car is a shit heap and i'm not tidy in any way possible at home or work
There is nothing worse than mechanical's when out riding. Yes, it does happen, but i get so embarrassed when its me and i'm holding the group up
Or worst still, when its non-repairable and there is a long walk home
I done a big check on Saturday night in preparation for the Gorrick 100 and found a huge crack in my frame. Several hours of manic bike building of spare play bike allowed me to enter
I would have been gutted if had the frame failed catastrophically during the race
Biking is my passion so it must be right!!