Folder newb goes Downtube...
It did not take long. Today I went to look at a used folder and my "buy it you fool" inner voice was too powerful to overcome.
But, I figured 200 bills for a 2009 Downtube 9 FS was a really good deal. The bike looks like it has been ridden a handful of times. Virtually new.
Anyway, I am already compiling my list of "to gets" or thinking of how to make some additions here.
First, a rack to carry stuff for commuting. With the rear shock is mounting a rack back here not going to work? Any suggestions?
Second, handlebars. Anyone found another option that works better with the fold like road bars or steer clear of changing that?
Third, Dovetailing off the handlebars is adding a mirror. My wife has a mirror on her road bike that attaches to the hood of her road shifter.... That's where I thought of the idea to swap to different bars initially...
One of the first things I will be doing is adding BB7's and a set of Avid Speed Dial 7 levers. As I expected the standard brakes feel like mashed potatoes to me.
Seat - already have a Selle Anatomica that I will be using...
Shifter and rear DR - they say "Juju" or some such thing on them. Not a fan of twist shifters myself, what have others used? Sadly I used to have a spare set of bar end shifters and Pauls Thumbies but not sure if I have them still...
If anyone has some pictures of customized Downtubes let's see 'em!
Anyway, I am very happy to be getting into this little thing!