Hello.While I'm taking a break from college, I would like to get my commuter bike prepared for the rough streets of Milwaukee Wisconsin again.
Its a 1981 Schwinn world tourist, with the stock seat. The stock seat isn't comfortable at all, not one bit. I cant ride it anymore because it hurts so bad.
So far planned upgrades are as follows:
1. Brooks B135 Seat (dual rear springs will hopefully be more comfortable and bouncy?)
2. Some rough weather tires: What brand do you think is good? I would like some knobby tires for getting through snow. (27 inch) Preferably US made.
3. A front hub dynamo: What brand do you have or think would be great to have? along with headlight? I have a 12v Tung Lin botte dynamo on it right now with a homemade 400 lumen headlight retrofitted into an old Union dynamo headlight, but I would like something brighter or more "polished" .
4. Rear panniers for groceries and other stuff:
I made an ammo box one and slapped it on there, but I need something bigger.
Does anyone have or recommend a heavy duty ...and also spacious pannier brand?
Anyone have any recommendations on other things?
The bicycle looks something like this, but is taller and a nice burgundy color. Has fenders but no racks at all yet