Sunday, December 18, 2011

What was I thinking?

Last week I decided to make over the Ross Riviera but first getting a new stem and putting the Gary Bars on the bike, however, none of the stems I got from the LBS would work with them so I settled for some old school Nitto 3 speed bars flipped.

The mistake I made was putting on a 44t Crank when I installed an 18t fixed gear cog on the rear wheel.  44:18t would be way to light for rail trails and regular road riding, so I put the 52t Sugino crank back on.  A little tedious but the gearing is much better as I have found.

Threw on my Brooks Saddle because I got some fine Italian leather for my Bianchi, as @MMcG recommended.  Also, removed the clipless pedals because I have to ride without them until the knee is back 100%.  I going to try and fit one last big ride in today, the 27 mile Tri-bury Gravel Grinder route but it was way too cold so I chickened out.  

After tomorrow's procedure I hope to be on the trainer by day 2 and thinking about riding the Canton section of the Farmington River Greenway next Monday while the family goes skiing at Ski Sundown.

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