Fit a more hill friendly chain-ring chuck chain-guard flip the stem change the bars to favourites swap the brakes round chop the steerer put new seatpost and saddle on slot in long-drop cable-hanger and no need to use the set-aside in-line cable-adjusters as the brakes have these built in (we like this, a lot) tighten "Don't Cry, Pedal" ahead cap on fit bottle cage tyre logos already lined up with valves (good work) put blue valve caps on wrap new bar-tape.
Ready for the hour of pain and the miles of fun.
Jo Burt has spent the majority of his life riding bikes, drawing bikes and writing about bikes. When he's not scribbling pictures for the whole gamut of cycling media he writes words about them for road.cc and when he's not doing either of those he's pedaling. Then in whatever spare minutes there are in between he's agonizing over getting his socks, cycling cap and bar-tape to coordinate just so. And is quietly disappointed that yours don't He rides and races road bikes a bit, cyclo-cross bikes a lot and mountainbikes a fair bit too. Would rather be up a mountain.