Well, all of this great warm weather (note the Chinook arch in this photo) that has come lately is creating a lot of muck on the roads.
After missing and struggling for shifts on the way home today, I decide it was time to give my winter (beater) a quick cleaning.
This muck loves bikes. Particularly the drive train. Bottom Bracket
Scraping crap out fo the cogs with a screw driver
Well, I soaked them all in degreaser, cleaned everything up and ran through some shifts on the stand and noted a significant improvement.
Tomorrow (this) morning, we'll do a road test on the way to work.