|New pad is on top, if you couldn't tell.|
The first task was the brakes. After 3,400 miles, the original pads were down to almost nothing, and that did not inspire confidence on the hills of Palos Verdes. A new set slid right in and some minor adjustment finished the job.
The next items was my bar tape. When I bought the bike, the bar tape was not in the best shape. It got a little worn off in shipping, so I fixed it with electrical tape, and that had been fine since then. But it is has really started to wear, so I decided to replace it.
Here's what it looked like before:
|Good as new.|