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Showing posts with label cockpit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cockpit. Show all posts

Friday, January 11, 2013

Crested Butte: Cockpit changes

Submitted to the Endless Tweaking of All My Bikes File:

It was bound to happen. All my primary rides end up having cycle computers. I'm not one of those mileage-obsessive types and log in my yearly mileage. But I do tend to like to know how fast I'm going, or how long a current trip is, especially if I'm doing any distance riding. Yeah, I know according to some folk a cycle computer is verboten, but cars do have speedometers and odometers, and bikes are vehicles right? So, a cycle computer.

So the Raleigh Crested Butte got a Sigma computer. Nothing too exciting, your basic wired model that tells speed, distance, time, etc.

Moving onto something a little more exciting: New grips.

There was nothing wrong with the shellacked cork grips that I had on the Crested Butte, but they were the hand-me-downs passed from bike to bike. I'd been thinking about getting leather grips on one of my bikes for a while, but didn't feel like plunking down the money for a set of Brooks grips, nor felt like sewing on a pair like some of them required. So when I found a set of Portland Design Works "Dapper Dan" grips for $30 at a local bike outlet, I decided to splurge.

The instillation was easy, once I figured out the right way to do it. They definitely add a bit of class to an already classy ride, and do the job they're supposed to do.

Now I just need to ride her...