Here's my ride. It's a Fuji Touring Series IV, I don't know what
frame from ebay, build by Harris. Thanks Elton! Sugino cranks, easy-on-old-knees
MTB triple up front, good old 7 gear freewheel in back, Shimano
Deore XT gear management. Friction shift with Shimano shifters mounted
on Paul thumbies. Some kind of canti brakes, I'm not sure what they
are. They work. 700c
conversion, 36 spoke wheels fore and aft on CR18 rims and Paul hubs,
built by Peter White. Sweet, sweet wheels. Thanks Peter! 35 cm Pasela
Panaracer Tour Guard tires. Bling -- fenders, rack, bags -- from
Rivendell and Velo Orange. World's crappiest black plastic pedals.
set up as a way, way upright ride with Albatross bars on a Nitto
Periscopa stem and a Brooks B67. I use the bike for commuting, errands,
and general riding around, the setup seems to work well for that.
When I need to get forward, I just lean my forearms on the front
of the bars. It works.
of the riding I do is in dense traffic in suburban and semi-urban
MA, so the bike is generously taped up with SOLAS reflecto and I
have really good lights. I've also got one of those weirdo Down
Low Glow neon ground effects things, which actually makes the bike
VERY visible at night. Drivers don't know exactly what kind of freaky
UFO it is that's crawling along over on the shoulder, but they stay
the heck away.
is a great, great bike.