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updates, I think it's just about done ...
aluminum Albatross bars, Raleigh sewn leather cruiser grips, forward
grips are Velo-Orange hand-sewn elk hide over a double wrap of leather
and cotton. Nitto Technomic Deluxe stem, Dura Ace 9-speed bar end
shifters, Brooks B67 chromed-sprung saddle, Cateye wireless computer.
Cane Creek Interrupter brake levers ö these were added for twisty-turny
fast downhills and safety in traffic
to do ... Chris King headset on order
bike is one-of-a-kind, ready for a ride around the block or a trek
across America, a kinetic piece of art, and she rides like a dream.
other bits: Aerospoke carbon composite wheels with Aerospoke 135mm
hubs, Rivendell 700x27 Ruffy Tuffy tires dressed in Velo-Orange
Honjo-Koken fenders Nigel Smythe over-the-top olive plaid mudflaps.
Polished silver Raceface crankset and bottom bracket with rings
as follows: 42 (Raceface), 32 (Raceface), and 20 (AccuTech titanium).
Shimano 9-speed 11-34 MegaRange rear cassette, giving a gear inch
range of 102.2 to 15.7 LX front derailleur, XTR 2007 normal rise
rear derailleur, XT brakes, XT brake levers Rivendell-designed MKS
aluminum Grip King pedals with "Knee Savers" pedal extensions
Japanese brass bell, Topeak Mini Master Blaster frame-mounted tire
pump, Silver Nitto front rack, Silver Pletscher rear rack Blindingly
bright C-cell Task Force Super 3-Watt LED Aluminum Flashlight with
1930ās style Velo-Orange mounting brackets 2 red blinkie lights,
one Cat-Eye and some other one. Nigel Smythe olive plaid L'il Loafer
in front for rides around town; matching Country Bag in back for
anything more than that; other stuff added as needed for touring.
Carbon Zefal S-Cage water bottle cage with either an aluminum 18-oz
Trek coffee thermos or a 27 oz. Klean Kanteen stainless steel water
bottle, depending on time of year Oberlauda parabolic bike mirror
Velo-Orange leather chain guards and Kevlar frame guards Greenfield
Bell - Everyone knows that evil road gremlins plague bicyclers and
often attach themselves to bikes. In fact, road gremlins are responsible
for most bikesā problems. As it turns out, gremlins canāt bear the
presence of a ringing bell. They get trapped in the hollow of the
bell and the constant ringing drives them insane. They lose their
grip and fall to the roadway, creating potholes when they hit the
surface. Potholes are proof that Gremlin Bells do their job!