I started to add this to bdinger's thread, but then I figured that a new bike deserved a new thread. As you can see, I went with the olive green. Those that have researched this bike know that it has great spec at a great value right out of the box. That said, I wanted to make a few changes to suit my needs and wants. I don't intend to do any touring or commuting, at least not initially. I ride for fun and fitness at distances ranging from 20-60 miles. Here is a list of the non-stock items:
Nitto Noodle handlebars
Shimano Ultegra Flight Deck brifters
Shimano R550 cantilever brakes (F and R)
Thompson Elite seat post
Brooks B-17 saddle
Panaracer Ruffy Tuffy tires (~28mm)
I took it for it's 33 mile maiden voyage this morning, and all I can say is "WOOO WOOO!" It's not a lightweight, but neither am I, and my 300lbs. felt very secure rolling down the street. The Ruffy Tuffys made for a plush ride, and what they didn't absorb, the Trucker consumed. It's a little lethargic if you like to climb standing, but that's not really what it was designed to do. What it does is smoothly gobble up the pavement, mile after mile. Great clyde bike.
I could go on and on, but I know you people only came her for the pr0n. Here it is.
Posing for pr0n pics after this morning's ride.
The B-17 and Thompson Elite, up close and personal.
The Noodle bars and Flight Deck.
[Ferris]If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.[/Ferris]