Sunday, June 26, 2011
So Close! The Fuji is Almost Complete!
I've got her close enough now that I've been commuting on her for the past week. A lot of the work lately has been working out the little things. Getting the derailleurs just right, trying to find a rack that fits, trying out saddles, researching lighting.
For the saddle, I've decided that the Brooks B67s is perfect. I had been trying out a B17s all week, and just could not for the life of me get comfortable on it. I think that my bottom side is just made for sprung saddles. :)
Tressostar tape in orange with, oh I don't remember, 5-6 coats of my husbands house blend of shellac. He's does a good bit of woodworking, so he keeps it on hand. Tektro Inverse Brake Levers, which are really easy to install. I LOVE the way the look and feel.
I took the original Suntour stem shifters and got some VO Thumb Shifter Mounts to mount them to the handlebars. Oh, the handlebars are VO Porteurs (yeah, I know, went on a little VO shopping spree) installed upside down.
Kool Stop MTB break pads, which I'm finding work better than I thought at stopping the chromed steel wheels.
Mounted my Cateye on the fork with a Minoura Besso mount. It's a temporary solution. I would really like to find some lights that I can mount to the fenders.
And of course, I painted in the lugs, because how can you resist?