First pics of my new commuter!
I haven't really seen any Cafe pics around here so I thought I'd post a few.
I started accessorizing and decided it would be a good time to take some.
I am very impressed with the accessory mounts from Terracycle. What neat little gizmos! I got two... one for my Light & Motion Vega tail light and one for my Sigma 1606-L cyclocomputer.
I've been using that headlight for about a year on my other bike and I love it. Has its own internal rechargeable battery. The battery lasts for a few hours in blinky mode. My streets are usually fairly lit up so I just need something that lets other people see me. It's blindingly bright, rock solid, good mounting system, and no external battery or wires.
The Sigma 1606-L is ok. For 35 bucks it will get me by until i can upgrade to a Garmin or something else with more info. I really liked my old Planet Bike Protege 9 because you could see most of the info you needed on one screen, including temp. But i wanted a back light which it didn't have. The sigma is ok but it's not as user friendly. But I do like the way it mounts using those rubber bands. I give it a 6 out of 10 whereas the Protege gets an 8 out of 10. I have not tried to hook up the cadence yet.
The tail light is a Cateye LD-1000, again moved over from my other bike. It's pretty darn bright and it's waterproof. Might upgrade to a DiNotte later on.
The pedals are from Shimano. Clipless on one side and platform on the other. Great for commuting so you can ride with any kind of shoe, keep one foot unclipped between stop signs, get through the intersection before clipping in, etc.
And last but not least, I gots me one of them thar fancy Norback bags to hold my Topeak RoadMorph pump and other odds and ends. I like the internal pockets and the straps that hold the pump secure. I also like that it's so easy to install/remove.
This isn't it, though! I have a few more things I'm waiting for. Bacchetta kickstand, Bacchetta mid-ship rack, Bacchetta fenders, Ortleib Front Roller Classic panniers, and a FastBack hydration pack with Nalgene bladder. I'll take more pics when I get that stuff.