I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, and one term that is pretty accurate is indecisive. With bikes anyway. The Clem is hanging around for longer than I anticipated, of course after a few changes. Stock tires had to go, replaced with a familiar face in Schwalbe’s Rapid Rob. Great traction in the dirt, and a great roll on the pavement. Super bonus they were on sale for $12 per. I’ve ran a ton of miles on Rapid Robs, and they have completely changed this bike for me. Cheap upgrades are always a win in my book.
Other major change was the removal and sale of the Surly Front Rack. Bomber rack, super sturdy, but huge overkill for what I need. I hope to replace it soon with a smaller rack from Nitto, and also pick up a rear rack on the cheap maybe.
I’ve had a roll of Newbaums cloth bar tape hanging in my garage for some time now, so I decided to wrap the upper curve of the Bosco bars for another hand position. I am still not sold on the Boscos, but this has already warmed me up to them. I also finished the tape off via the Rivendell method of twine, although my twine job was a larger stock than I thought. I will admit, it looks like shit. But I dig it, and also, it feels good. Added my old brass bell to boot.
I’m sure more changes will be rolling down the way.