Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New and improved!

Ruby looks nekkid without the basket and pannier. I think she's checking out that red Brooks saddle.
Ruby was released today. Thick gave her lots of new, more durable parts. I hope I don't ruin them so quickly this time. 
I took her back to my fitter to have a new, shorter stem installed with a spacer to raise the handlebars. I hope the weather improves so I can get out and try the properly fitted version of my bike, but I think Mother Nature has different ideas.

They look worried.

When we got back to the house, I discovered the computer installed isn't one that measures cadence. This is entirely my fault, I didn't explicitly express that I wanted a cadence computer. I am an idiot.*facepalm* Well, at least I have a computer.

I think I need more space on the handlebars, I'm out of room even though I removed the bulky camera mount and want to add a mirror and cellphone holder that won't fit on my oddly-shaped handlebars and mirror-unfriendly grips. I think a bar extender is what is needed to increase the real estate for all the necessary gadgets.


  1. You mention trying to find space on your bars for a mirror. Have you seen the RearViz one that you wear on your arm? It is completely brilliant, as long as, if you are my shape, you wear it on your upper arm. If you wear it on your wrist you can't see past the 'widest part of your body'. Ahem. I wrote a review of the mirror - I'll see if I can work out how to include a link here. Try this:

    1. Thank you! I'll definitely consider the armband mirror if the one I've ordered (and still on the way) doesn't work out. I miss my mirror terribly.


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