So hey, here’s the first bike I’ve ridden in about 10 years. The last time I rode, it was on a kids MTB at age 14, so that should give some indication of how long it’s been. Moving to the Adelaide Hills and getting a drivers license sort of killed the whole cycling thing!
It’s an SE Draftlite bought from Glenelg Cycles almost on a whim, to ride to work to avoid sitting in traffic for hours and paying for parking.
The day I picked it up!
Didn’t take long to gain a better saddle and a luggage rack. Also played around with bar tape a little.
Just playing with Photoshop settings…
How it is today! Bring the cliches…
Specs, in no particular order…
White SE Draftlite frame
Alloy bullhorn with Charge tape
Selle San Marco nubuck saddle
Ritchey Classic seat post
Factory brakes, with Tektro carbon levers & stainless cables
Reid Cycles white rims
Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c tyres
Lezyne front and rear lights
Lasco 44t crankset in white (waiting for new chain to arrive before installing…Also white.)
Factory square taper bottom bracket
Crud RoadRacer Mk2 mudguard set
Currently it’s running a 42/18t gear ratio, which is too short, when the new chain arrives (and thus a 44t chainring is installed) I’m considering swapping the 18t gear off for the original 16t, meaning I’ll be running 44/16t.
Items on the wishlist;
Headset - want to convert to a quill stem, mainly for the aesthetic value.
Polish up all other black parts and ideally replace black cable sheathing with white.
I have toeclips in the shed, but need straps, and also to be less of a clumsy noob to ride with them.
This is never going to be a race bike, I realise that. It weighs around 12kg. any modifications I do are mainly for aesthetic or ergonomic reasons. I’m a graphic designer by trade so being a little bit hipster comes with the territory. Yes, I also wear funny coloured trousers and boat shoes.
Looking forward to meeting some of you guys and getting more involved!