This Space for Rent

Things fall apart; the brakes do not hold.

It's probably about time to replace these brake pads

~3500 miles on these noname black pads and there’s not much left of them in the braking department. These are the second batch of worn out parts I had to replace on the kit bike today; the front Confrerie must have had something snag on the sidewall, because there was a hole ripped in it down by the bead which was large enough to allow the tube to herniate and rupture.

Fortunately I was already on the way to REI to replace some missized clothing, so it was only a matter of a minute to walk over to the bike department and grab a couple of sets of foulweather pads.