I finally got fed up with the incessent creaking coming from the chainset on the Unit and removed the 5-year old Truvativ Stylo chainset and slightly more modern Truvativ Gigapipe DH BB. The creaking might have been due to the BB coming slightly loose, but I think it was more down to the splines on the chainset wearing to the point you could remove the cranks by hand.
It’s now equipped with the Deore Hollotech chainset from the spares pile which is perfectly silent, at some point in the future it might get swapped to a new Hone chainset.
The one downside of the new chainset came to light on the first long climb. It’s only 175mm instead of the 180mm I’ve been using on singlespeeds for the last 5 years, and I’d forgotten to put the saddle up by the corresponding 5mm. A quick wave of an allen key soon sorted that out though.
I did the usual Uni route stopping off on the downs for a quick can of ice-cold Stella which was suitably refreshing.
The On-One Bignose saddle is still nice and comfortable, although I’m not sure it’d be my first choice for longer rides. The logos on the nose are wearing off very quickly, both are almost gone after just two rides.
No riding tomorrow night, it’s my annual trip round the approach golf course. Hopefully the weather will be slightly better than it’s been for the last three years.