Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Louisville, Ky
Bikes: 2013 Niner EMD (29er), 2012 Motobecane New Fantom Cross (Cyclocross), Vintage Schwinn Voyegeur set up in city mode w/ wald basket (Commuting), and a nashbar road frame w/ Shimano 600 components (wife's bike).
What happened to the cages on your pedals and the wrap around your bars? I could understand going with just platforms for preference. I ride with clipless pedals, but most of the time I ride without my cleats so they're practically just platform pedals.
I couldn't stand not having wrap on my bars, though, and I'd really want bar ends. Without wrap, I've just found my bars to be cold and slippery.
I hope you kept that old saddle, too. My friend had a brown suede-like saddle like that on his bike and I always wanted to buy it from him. I think they look so great.