Any chance these blue pads would be SwissStop?Pads are blue. Probably Shimano.
best mask is the N95Looking at getting some masks for prolonged usage this winter as COVID surges and we head indoors. All the sports type (mizuno UA adidas etc) seem to be sold out. What are you finding to be a comfortable washable mask solutions? cheers
Brifters not shifting well at all:
Pretty old ultegras, sat for a while, and don't shift well now, tho after some (attempted) 'use' they seem slightly better. I think this is the ratchet pawls or something gummed/morked up, and not a frayed or near broken cable--both sides are similarly affected.
What kind of service is due? (Don't worry, or suggest it. I'm not going to take those things apart.) Google tells me some shimano models are more affected by this than others.
Uh, examples? Even googling that with 'bicycle' added, I get a slew of chain-related suggestions.
Would a teflon chain lube be worth a try on its own?
I'd be leery of it but how about a shot of parts cleaner followed by chain lube?