So I went ahead and put most of my savings towards yet another bike! This time I pulled all the stops and stopped just shy of the Rohloff hub, and ordered a 2 tone Tikit with mech disk brakes and Shimano Alfine hubs front and rear.
I am planning on putting my current b-17 brooks on it and using the MKS quick release pedals off my Airnimal Joey (which will prolly be for sale soon, if the Tikit is as nice as it sounds).
I would appreciate componentry suggestions for making the bike nicer/lighter (without breaking the bank, I already overspent!), and would also like to know what lighting systems are compatible/good to use with the Alfine dynamo hub. I would like to have both front and rear lights that can be permanently mounted on the bike, look nice and weigh as little as possible
Walter at BF has promised to send pics of the build in progress, so I will be happy to post those as they come in. The bike should get to me by the end of the month.
I AM PSYCHED!!