After leaving it last week, I got the call to collect 'Rapid Rob' from 'The Bike Maintenance Shop'. It was riding fine when dropped off but again I expected brake pads and, perhaps,a new chain. The actual verdict was:
- Tune up (wheel true check, headset & bottom bracket, cones/bearings)
- Straighten bent derailleur hanger (I'd not noticed, was shifting fine!) and tune gears
- Replace Brake Pads
Not bad considering it's an old (2014) bike, which has been (most of the way) to Mt Everest, and still on original everything apart from brake pads/disks and tyres. Even my Tibetan mudguard is still ok!