Maiden flight of the Concorde
Embarrassingly this is the first time I've been out on the road in anger. For some reason I didn't want to ride the bike till I got it just right, a looong and half hearted search for a Campag post stalled any progress till one popped through my door the other day
. I've still a few things to do like retape the bars and fit lever hoods and I'd forgotten all about the crank caps. I did fit the post and at the same time the white rolls ( I reckon I'll swap it for a black turbo though) I also swapped the tyres for some 25mm GP4 seasons, a really nice tyre, I thought the dark gumwall would look a bit period but its not exactly convincing. The search goes on for a nice open tub and some latex tubes.
I fair enjoyed myself, its set up on the comfier side and the intention was always to enjoy riding the bike rather than chasing PR's or those annoying mountain bikers who try to overtake you
... and its working. Today wasn't the nicest and a Friday afternoon is no time around here to be on the road but I still had a big grin. I'll concede my memory of friction shifting had faded but it came back with a crunch and a clatter, being in the right gear may take some time but ballpark is fine for now.