It wasn't really bad.
I mean everything still works, but still it was time for a change.
The cables I mean.
On the Bianchi.
I showed you, the reader, the frayed cable under the down tube:
So yes, today was cable day.
The rear was a bit balky, sometimes missing a shift and making some noise like it wasn't releasing all the way. Upon further inspection, it turns out the cable was frayed under the chain stay too.
Besides, I figured this bike has some miles on it and probably never had the cables changed since it was new.
The cables were a mix of generic and one housing labeled "Bianchi."
So it must have had a change somewhere along the line.
Still, they looked all old and used up.
One of the ferrules was broken:
It also appeared to me that the bottom bracket bracket, the thingy that guides the cables was put on wrong:
For some reason, it just looked goofy to me.
More on that later.
I almost didn't replace the cables today for I also found this:
A rogue adjuster.
I thought about waiting until I got a new set, but apparently it may take a while.
Seems you can only purchase them as the down tube cable adjusters, the ones you use when you replace down tube shifters:
I'm not even sure these are the same ones, but they are sort of inexpensive.
So I'm picking some up.
Now this whole cable thing, being Campagnolo, is sort of quirky.
Those pesky Italians!
They got like different ways of doing everything!
Next up: The Good.
Oh, and one more Bad.