Fenders to keep me clean and a back rack to tote things round and now that she's all decked out the new bike is suitable for a photo shoot, here she is!
The aquiring of the new parts became somewhat of a quest. The bike is white with brown accents on the saddle, hand grips, inserts on the brake levers and pedals with some minor black lettering. I was not able to find a set of white fenders anywhere, to make a long story short, I purchased off the shelf silver ones and took them to a local auto body shop for painting and pinstriping. The painter did an excellent job and when I went to pick them up today we chatted for a bit and it turns out he is an avid cyclist and he showed me the custom paint job he did on his bike, which was in the shop because he commutes to work! How serendipitious. When I took the fenders and rack back to my LBS for installation they were amazed at the workmanship on the fenders as was I.
And with her pretty wicker basket!
And details on the fender pinstriping.
I did say that I gave her a proper cleaning, notice the clean wheel cogs.
So my new baby is ready for stealth riding, she might look like a cumbersome cruiser but slyly she's ready to rock and roll baby!
We have had the most beautiful and awesome weather in the last few days, strong sunshine, low humidity and moderate temps in the 70's. Can you say perfect Michigan Spring! Sadly my work schedule has kept me from all but a little bit of tooling around town in the last few days and today when I got her back home I put on 3.28 miles just around town again. Brings me to a weekly total for week #9 of 38.76. I'll be all rested up for a nice long ride tomorrow. Let's hope mother nature cooperates.