- Two front wheel rebuilds
- Forks and handlebars replaced after crash
- Two rear wheel rebuilds
- New pedals (wore the old ones out)
- New drive train (several times over)
- New bearings on just about everything
- Three bike computers (funnily enough, computers exposed to lots of rain do have a tendency to die after a while)
- Multiple cable changes
- New brake calipers
- Multiple layers of handlebar tape and changes of hoods
- Several bike pumps
I've now spent more on replacement parts than I spent on the original bike. Still, considering it's done over 20,000km, that's not bad. At the last service, I worked out that if I had paid another thousand bucks, I could have had a brand new bike.
I have also discovered why from time to time, the wheel rims explode. Because the brake pads grip the rim to slow you down, over time, they wear away at the rim. I've worn my rims down so much from braking, they get to the point where they can't handle the pressure any more and they go boom.