No, it's not a post about the weather. It's about replacing stuff on my distance bike.
I've got over 7000 miles on it, so it's understandable that my Clydeness and propensity towards long, hilly rides will put some hurt on a bike. Cables, brake pads, tires, all the usual wear and tear parts have been replaced; and that's not unusual.
Earlier this year I replaced the rear wheel because I ground the machined surface of the rim thin enough it was bowing out at the bead!
A couple months ago I threw the chain on a shift and mangled my rear derailleur, so I replaced that.
Two days ago I replaced the chain since it was a outside of spec. when I measured it up...
and it was skipping on the cogs like crazy the next morning on my way to work so I stopped by the shop last night and bought a new cassette.
Now I'm going to pick up a new bottom bracket because that's making some clicky/grinding noise with every rotation of the cranks.
With the exception of the wheel, it's not expensive stuff... $50 at most. But geez, did it all have to wear out within 4 months of each other?