On to a Specialized Vita now. This one has been well used, and like many others, is put away in a state that’s slightly less than optimum. As a result, it needed a new chain and cassette and the front derailleur had to be coaxed back to life so that it actually moved. The front derailleur gets all the rubbish from the road thrown on to it as the rear wheel turns, so it’s one area that needs special attention. A new set of snazzy SKS mudguards later and a quick service, and this is one bike that’s ‘winter ready’.