Friendly tip of the day… You know that plate that holds your shifter cables underneath the bottom bracket?.. Yeah, don’t forget to lube where the cables slide through.
I did. Uh, forget to lube that. You know, a funny thing happens when you sweat a lot, like I do, when you’re riding…at reasonably high speeds – all the sweat that doesn’t dry on the frame works down the frame…to that plate, and corrodes the cables. Add to that an occasional puddle or a downpour and the cables seize up.
Stiff shifting tonight… Lubed ’em up, good as new. Go figure. Forgot about the ride right after a rain last week too.
I learned my lesson about this as well!
Thanks for the tip Jim!