My brother doesn’t think he’s going to keep the Miyata. Doesn’t like the mustache handlebars or downtube shifters. Alas.
I finally got around to taking my Novara Randonee down the street to my local bike shop. By the end of the week it will have Salsa Woodchipper handlebars, bar-end shifters, and both front and rear derailers, just in time for a weekend trip with friends! It’ll be my first time riding that bike any real distance at all, so here’s hoping. And I’ll still have a couple weeks to mess around if I decide I don’t like something in the setup.
Lastly, if for some reason you want to buy me stuff for The Big Trip, I have a wish list through REI! And Shawn and I should have our Indie-A-Go-Go site up within the next day or so, I’ll let you know.