opened some presents and discovered a new surly hub, new cog and lockring, and brooks saddle. 'twas just what i needed to get the beater beast back on the road after a horrifying hub-stripping incident. a short while later i had the new hub and spokes laced to the old rim and the saddle chopped and ready to go. may the fun begin!
and a close-up of the brooks after a quick chop:
i feel all happy and giddy. anyone else spend christmas playing with new bike goodies?