The Craftworks is three months old and nearing 500 miles now, so I felt it was time to strip and regrease it’s rear end. Armed with a set of allen keys, a socket set, and a hammer, I set about stripping it down. It would have been easier if I’d removed the chain, mech, and brake caliper first, but I wasn’t going to let that get in my way. Everything came apart nice and easily, and all the pivots were nice and clean with the exception of the drive-side rear chainstay which was a bit grimey. The bearings in the rocker-arm popped out nice and easily and the grease inside was still nice and clean, which is reassuring.
Everything went back together nice and easily with the help of plenty of grease and a dab of thread-lock, it does feel a lot smoother now. I shall endeavour to take it for a proper ride tomorrow to check it all still works properly.