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?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Getting Closer!

I spent my afternoon like this:

But I FINALLY got the fenders on the Fuji! I bought the VO hammered fenders (45mm). I love the way they look and fit, but OMG they are a Pain to install! Worth it in the end though.

They look great and don't rattle or rub the tires. The fit is spot on.

I got new pedals too.

The same pedals that come on the Pashleys. I like having a nice grippy pedal that I can wear flip flops on, and not get my heal chewed up if my foot slips off.

Next up will be thumb shifters, more shellacking on the handlebars (I would like to get them a little bit darker. Closer to the saddle.) A rear rack and lights too.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fuji Dynamic 10 Progress

I finally got a minute or two to put a little work in on the Fuji. She now has VO Porteur bars and Tektro RX 4.1 Inverse brake levers.

Right now I've got the brake cables held temporarily in place with painters tape until I get the placement for the thumb shifters decided on.

Not sure what Talula is looking at in the background, but so far I'm quite happy with this set up. Fenders, new pedals, rear rack, thumb shifters and lighting left to go!