Just spent the night...
- Switching the stock Kenda tires for the Schwalbe Kojaks, after adding cloth rim tape. (The Kojaks are not fun to un/mount, either. A roadside flat repair is probably going to take me a good 15-20 minutes to perform until the bead loosens up.)
- Switching crap pedals with full clips (that had replaced the crap stock pedals) for MKS GR-9 pedals and MKS leathered deep half clips.
- Switched out the stock drop bars for some Alu moustache bar, re-wrapped with some new white wrap I had sitting around.
- Added a brass spring bell.
Psyched to ride the revamped midget around. Looking forward to the wider 'stache bars for the additional leverage.
Next up is moving the shifters to bar-ends and maybe replacing brake levers/calipers if good deals on those come my way.
Oh, and if anyone is interested in expanding the tube valve hole in the rims to fit Schrader tubes, as Dion suggests and which I second as a good idea, you can do it pretty simply with a rat-tail file picked up at any hardware store for a few bucks, and 10-20 minutes of work.
FYI: I've found that most bike shops only carry 20" tubes in 1.5-1.75 or 1.75-2.0 widths. The Schwalbe Kojaks are 1.35 and so, with these on, you've got to be pretty careful when you're stuffing them in and working the tire bead back in. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would've gone with tires in the 1.5-2.0 range...