i bought this bike complete in new zealand and want to swap out a few things to ride it on the street. just lookin for a few suggestions.
the drops/stem are both 3t. i'm not exactly sure if i want to switch out the bars or not. i really like riding bullhorns but i don't think they fit the look for this bike (not that i'm incredibly vain, my other bike is a kilo and want this bike to look a little classier). interested in ideas for bars or bar tape (if i don't switch to something else)
the rims are fiemme tubulars, they're nice and super light but i want some clinchers. suggestions?
also i'm pretty set on skinwall tires, but what brand?
I'd stick with drops -- just get road bars and full-tape for comfort.
If you're not up for tubs (understandable -- not for everyone -- I prefer clinchers as well), but still want a classic wheelset, check out open pros or ambrosio rims. the gumwall tires that drainyoo mentions (veloflex, gommitalia) are excellent and ride quite amazingly but wear down quickly and do not offer much puncture-resistance. For a durable (but less supple) tire, pasela tourguards are excellent -- a decent compromise. Otherwise, I can recommend Continential 4000S (capital "S") with black chili. But it all depends, I suppose, on where you'll be riding that sweet bike...what's your application?