Finally finished my new do anything bike.
Drive train, saddle, basket/bag and pedals off my old commuter (rival 1x, 7400 cranks, race face NW, VO pedals.)
Bars and post off my old gravel bike (Ragley Carnegies, Thompson)
Super stoked, the low trail was weird at first, but I love it, and the tyres are rad. Was worried they’d feel a bit dead after riding 23s for the last 10 years but it’s soooo much smoother.
Can’t wait to take it to Japan.
Also I reckon it weighs the same as my gilco Colnago master that I’ve been commuting on for the last 5 years.
Are those TRP Spyres? forewarning, the stock pads are pretty trash. Swissstop make a great replacement, even clarks would be better. And if you upgrade to a dyno front, you might find the brake arm hits the spokes. (TBH, rather than dithering, a basic deore hydro would be a perfect upgrade if you get sick of adjusting them down the road)
Reckon you’ll fit all your credit card luggage in that bag?
Standard Shimano b01s resin pads work fine in spyres, and don’t cost $35 from England. Setup right (don’t touch the barrel adjuster once they are bedded in, just the 3mm Piston advance) with those pads and 160mm rotors they work fine.