Thursday, December 4, 2008

Apollo Update

Here's a photo of the $6 fix updated with some new components

Nitto stem and Nitto Model 185 handlebars (thanks David!) wrapped in cloth tape and finished off with 3 coats of amber Bullseye shellac

Gran Compe front brake with Gipiemme (Modello) lever

New rear wheel: Formula hub, Mavic Open Pro rim, 14/15/14 spokes - thanks to the guys at Fairfield Bicycle in Victoria, BC!

Continental UltraGatorskin 700x23 foldable tires and Continental 76g tubes

Black Planet Bike fenders

She's like a new bicycle. I lost a pound of rotating weight by going to 700c wheels and lightweight tires and the difference is unbelievable. Also, switched out the 18 tooth cog for a 20 which makes hills just a tad easier. I'm going to leave her rusty for the winter but come spring, she'll get primed and painted.