Hey folks, it finally arrived. Beautiful bike. Had one quick ride and it's as fast and comfortable as I imagined it would be.
A couple of things worth mentioning:
1. Apparantly a bunch shipped from the factory with the wrong headlight. The correct one is on the way my LBS tells me (the one that shipped doesn't light at all) so no night riding for a while yet.
2. The new model has a completely enclosed chain. I already wrote Breezer that the chain guard is not the best engineered 4 pieces of plastic I've ever encountered. Chief problem aside from a bad fit, is the right crank rubs against the plastic creating noise and drag. I asked them for advice on a fix. The two that come immediately to mind, bending back one of the 2 main brackets that hold the guard in place or filing down the offending section of plastic, seem a shame on brand new $1200 commuter.
Not sure anyone else out there has one of these yet since they just arrived in country. But if so, any other ideas on a fix for #2 would be welcome.
As an fyi, the lbs said assembling the chain guard took as long as assembling the rest of the bike.Yikes - can't wait to change that back tire!
Otherwise, like I said - beautiful, fast, nimble and versatile machine. Looking forward to putting some miles on it.